7 year old behavior

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Registered: 10-02-2008
7 year old behavior
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Thu, 10-02-2008 - 7:35pm

I am new to using a message board, but I have an almost 7 year old daughter that has always been very strong minded.

Theresa
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 10:18am

I could have written your post myself.

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Registered: 02-10-2008
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 3:06pm

There seem to be two things going on here if I am hearing you correctly. One is bossiness and one is impulse control. Lets start with the calling out. Try talking a little and listening a lot. "So you were calling out in school today....." ( Wait 2 mins and just listen) "It can be hard to hold it in when you want to talk...."(Wait 2 mins and just listen) "What happens when you talk out of turn?" ( wait) "How can you solve the problem of wanting to tell a story but it not being the right time?" See what she comes up with. As for the bossy, at home don't let it work. Make sure she is asking people for things, not telling. If it starts to get a bit mean let her know that the family uses kind and caring words with each other and if she cannot she needs to play by herself until she can use her kind and caring words. She can be mad and still use kind but strong words to express those feelings.

If you would like to talk about this in more detail feel free to contact me.
Brandi

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 9:01pm

One of my twins is very stubborn about trying to get his point across.

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 9:07pm
It would be great if this could continue on the board so that we can all benefit.

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