4 year old ?

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Registered: 05-04-2006
4 year old ?
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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 7:23pm

HI, our 4 year old daughter has always been a pretty good listening child, it seems the closer she is getting to 5 (she'll be 5 in Jan) she is getting more into the saying No and not doing what we ask where as before she was pretty good about it. She is getting to where she will argue with you more about things. Her whinning is getting worse as well, any suggestions or is this something normal for 4 1/2 year olds. I know they say terrible twos are bad and then threes, but she has been good through all 3 but the 5's I am beginning to wonder how their going to be :))

Thanks, Susan

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Registered: 04-19-2007
In reply to: guatemalamom
Wed, 10-17-2007 - 5:22am

is she is pre-k now?? if she is that may be the reason that she is doing that. she is also testing you to see how far she can go. emma is a very sweet little girl and she has done that with me. i have gotten down to eye level with her and told her that she will not talk to me like or she will make friends with soap in her mouth. it worked. every now and then she will test me but not like she was in the beginning of the school year. you just have to keep being consistant with her about it.

i hope that helps

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: guatemalamom
Wed, 10-17-2007 - 10:17am

Perhaps its 4 1/2 year old girls!!??