Newbie over here!

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Newbie over here!
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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 2:39am

Hey everybody! I'm Christine. I'm trying this board because my DD is 7 (8 in Aug) has changed so much. We haven't had the greatest

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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 11:47am
Hi Christine, it's great to have you here! Your SIL sounds like a real piece of work, I'm glad you aren't having to deal with her anymore. I also think that your daughter will get better now that she's away from the bad influences. Just be patient, but consistent :)

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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 12:11pm
Hi Christine,

Welcome to the Six-and Seven-Year-Olds board! It sounds like you've been dealing with a lot in your immediate home environment recently. Thank goodness you are out of that now as it sounds like it was quite a stressful situation for all of you. I'm guessing that a lot of the issues you've been seeing with your daughter were a direct result of the environment she was living in. Hopefully things will get back to normal a bit now that she isn't around that all the time.

Again, welcome to the board! We look forward to getting to know you better!

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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 1:00pm
Hi Christine,
Welcome! It sounds like you've been going through a lot lately. I agree with Melissa. I would recommend setting some firm ground rules with your daughter about what is and isn't acceptable at home. I'd be clear about my expectations and be consistent when it comes to enforcing them. Good luck to you! I hope things get back to normal for you soon.
Faith

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 1:19pm
Hi Christine,
I just wanted to chime in here and welcome you to the board. I am also very new to this board - just a few days as a matter of fact :)
So sorry to hear that you've been what you have. I'm glad you're being proactive and trying to make things right for you and your family. Good luck and keep us posted on the progress you're making. Only good can come from this.

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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:44am

Thanks guys for the Welcome! Im recieving so much unsolisited advice & then I get the occasional talk from MIL about how I do A & I really should be A. Sometimes I can take it with a grain of salt. Sometimes it's just too much!

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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:50am
Hey Kristy! I need a board. By August DD will be 8. We were in a horrible situation for sure. Who arms their children?? We are working hard to get her back on track. Her teacher had told me that the 1st Monday after we moved she sw a difference. I feel blessed even with SIL & kids Drama
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Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:52am
Thank you thanks everyone! I'd love to get a regular board & dive in for grown-ups!! Oh & she' more than a piece of work! I tried to never introduce any one to her. Now don't have to worry about it!