VERY well put GnSwoosh...we dont have alot of rules and havent NEEDED alot of them in the past, BUT the ones you have written about are OUR house rules. she doesnt understand the word respect but she understands the actions of respect, which usually include speaking nicely to one another, NOT saying mean things like "shut up" or "go away" or, becuz im pregnant, "your/she's fat"...she KNOWS when she is done she picks up her toys or me and daddy will take them away...treat the TV in her room correctly becuz she didnt buy it and if she doesnt daddy is more then nice enough to take it and put it in the closet until u can say sorry and treat it correctly...usually by the next day she is done being upset by what ever happened the day before and she is practically begging for it back...and the same rule applies with drinks and food....if she doesnt like what we have to drink at the table then theres cold water in the fridge (it has a spout so its easy for her to get herself) and if she doesnt like what i made for dinner her only other choice is PB&J...since she has grown out of the PB&J stage she usually eats whats on her plate and ends up liking what ever it was and asking me to make it again lol....we also have a few other rules she HAS TO abide by she DOESNT take things away from her lil brother becuz he is severely Autistic, non-verbal,non-responsive, no eye contact, and sensory deficit....he also suffers from PICA which is an eating disorder, and so on....he gets extremely violent if u take things from him or get into his personal space and he doesnt want u there...and usually he is ok with my daughter but since she has been going through these "scary sixes" he hasnt been responding to him in the same way...and he is usually the first one to "feel" a difference in someone that is close to him...he "knew" when i got pregnant and at first he went more to his dad then to me...as he wanted nothing to do with me...eventually he got used to it and slowly came back to me...THEN he started being with me more then he was before i was pregnant...he has even become more verbal signing/saying Please/Thank You and he even said "baby" a few times....so im very proud of him...and just so you know he is 4 1/2...some people want to know if he is younger then he actually is becuz he's kind of smaller then other kids his age...anyways, i'm right with you on structure and house rules...its always the way to go with most if not all kids...i believe kids thrive and grow better in homes with better structure habits...View Thread
What YOUR saying isnt possible...its referred to as the "scary sixes" just like the terrible 2's for girls and the terrible 3's for boys. its an inevitable stage of life..where a lil girl is caught between that "baby" stage and the "child/kid" stage...there GIRLS...their bodies are beginning to produce hormones, they "feel" things differently now....they get upset easier...do YOU wanna know HOW i know?? i'm the second born of a family with 3 girls and 2 boys...i watched my lil sister go through it..and my older sister go through it...around this age they getting closer to puberty and therefore are beginning that "rage" of hormones we ALL went through...i remember being more emotional at that age...getting my first crushes too...EVERY lil girl has to go through it....my own daughter is going through it too...she is 6 1/2 years old and what makes it worse is im pregnant and she just cant wait...she wants to help mommy change pampers, feed her, play with her, etc. but its different for every child...they handle things differently....but u cant say its the child's fault for being born with a "temperament"....becuz then you would have to say the same about MY daughter as well...and probably with every other 6-7 year old GIRL in the world...and its harder when they are an only child or the first born girl...becuz there isnt anyone other then mommy to learn from...so Ruby 46 your wrong....its not the child OR the mother's fault....becuz the temperament comes from the parents and how they are raised and since i'm sure the 3 of us didnt raise our girls ALL the same way its mostly hormonal...like i tell everyone with a lil girl "it only goes downhill from here..." meaning it doesnt get better until they are older and even then u will still be mommy kissing their ouchies and hugging away their pain now matter how old they get... lots of luck to all of you becuz in the end those of us with lil girls need ALL the help we can get!!! lmfaoView Thread
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