need help/support with strong willed 5yo
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|Sat, 06-21-2003 - 7:28pm|
I have always tried to keep the view that most phases only last 3 months, which has gotten me to this point reasonably sane, but I would love to hear other parents who have to deal with very theatrical children. Although no child's home is perfect, my dd has a nice home, 2 loving parents without major baggage, a younger brother etc. Yes, I am a working mom, and she is in day care, but I do everything I can to be there for her and my family - I don't want to open a debate on working parents. I guess the part that bothers me the most is that these outbursts seem to be more "theatrics" then real problems, and I have not been successful in finding a way to lower their intensity. I am leaning towards believing that she is acting out because of fear of kindergarten or growing up - they have been practicing for graduation and of course we have visited her new school etc.
She always acts excited and happy about kindergarten, but it is a big change.
Oh well, I could babble on forever but maybe this is enough to get someone started who thinks this sounds familiar!
Thanks, Linda in FL