Hi, I am new to this, but I have a question.
My kids are like that when they haven't had enough sleep.
I have a dd who will be 6 next month.
Oh, boy! Is this ever familiar...only in our case, it was the two boys...NOT the girl that were over-emotional! (Not fun or as easily accepted if when you are a BOY...our society has just not gotten there, YET!) IMHO, this is purely based on "temperament"...the basic set of characteristics that we are "hard-wired" with when we come into this world. You can see emotional differences even in adults! Our job, as I see it, is to help our kids learn how to survive and THRIVE with whatever temperament they have. It can happen, as long as we don't start to view this as some sort of a "problem" that our child has.
My all time fave pics to read on the subject are:Raising Your Spirited Child - KurcinkaParenting with Love and Logic - Fay (Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood)Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach (Glasser)....LOVE this, especially if the child gets over the top behaviorally, too!!!
Good luck! My oldest is now 13 and the youngest (boy) are MUCH, MUCH, MUCH more able to handle their BIGGGGGGGGGG emotions now! What a relief as a parent. Also, I can tell you that even graduate school to become a therapist did NOTHING to prepare me for the job I would do as a parent to "intense" kids. My reading of those three books above were a GODSEND!
Wishing you well!
Wendy...Mom of three...two intense boys...one (girl)...piece of cake!
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boy, oh, boy, do I know what you mean!
Here for a minute I thought you were talking about my 6 y/o dd!
I joked when Gladys was 2 that I was getting off easy. Never had a problem with her at that age. She even potty trained herself back then (to bad she untrained herself now.)
I also have a dd that is 10 1/2yr. She is so moody that I am sending her to camp for a week this summer to give everybody a break. She is excited and wanting to go so I feel alright sending her (all her friends are going too.)
Gladys is upset about the camp, because she wants to go. I keep telling her she is not old enough for that camp. The camp is for grades 4 - 6. There is one on another week for k - 3, but Gladys still ends up getting up and coming into my room at night. I am trying to get her to stay in her bed, but till then she can not go away to camp. Besides I am not ready to let my baby go.
Have A Great Day!
Wow, I am so sorry about that.
I have asked her teacher about it and she says she acts fine at school.
My 6yr dd is doing the same thing.
I am having the extra problem of her no longer going into any room by herself. She will even wet her self a couple times a day, because she won't go to the restroom alone (in our home.) I would take her to the restroom, but she doesn't tell me when she needs to go. It seems we are back to potty training days.
I don't have any girls so I'm probably no help.