Need advice with a 6 year old

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Registered: 08-10-2007
Need advice with a 6 year old
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Thu, 10-04-2007 - 9:40am
My niece is 6 years old and I have a concern with her eating habits and also wetting the bed. My sister and I take care of her, her mother was 14 years old when she had her and now her grandmother has custody and I have been a big part of her life to. My sister doesn't have the best home life there is so much that I have tried to talk to her about as far as the bull that goes on in her house but other wise my niece gets taken care of. Jada does very good in school, but what we have a hard time with is her sleeping habits my sister has a hard time getting her to sleep and it's worst when it's a school night. I have also oticed that her eating has been allot she is constantly wanting to eat. Jada is a very small girl she is not fat but she eats and eats. My sister has caught her in the kitchen 2-3:00 in the morning looking for something to eat. I will admit that my sister isn't nor has she ever been consistant with anything especially with her kids but I don't understand this. Jada use to love staying the night at my house now I ask her and she says no, I ask why but I never really get a solid answer. I think that Jada is bored and evryday after school she is in the house with nothing to do but watch T.V.
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Registered: 09-13-2007
Tue, 10-09-2007 - 11:55am

poor girl! Sounds like she's got some emotions that she has a hard time dealing with.