We have issues with personal space, too. We are working on it with our 7 year old, especially. So yes, it is normal, but it is something that she probably needs help with to outgrow.
Since she is your niece, though, I would tread lightly. You mention that you are a caregiver, so you may have a bit more input. I might mention some of the things you have noticed to her parents. But, since you are not the parent, I would be careful.View Thread
Emily and I were having one of our body/stranger/maturing talks. I mentioned to her that I had to start wearing bras sometimes when I was in 2nd grade. She got SSSOOOO excited. She now seems obsessed with bras and wanting to wear them!
She wanted to use her allowance to go buy some bras, so I bought her a few training bras. She had to try each of them on and show all of us how they look. (Let's just say DH was not amused.)
I remember dreading having to wear bras, and she is so excited. If you don't mind sharing, when did you or your DD start wearing bras? Were you or DD excited about it?View Thread
I hate that they even have homework in kindergarten!
My philosophy for homework this early is to just get them in the routine of homework and to keep it fun (or at least not miserable). If that means I provide a lot of help, I'm fine with that. I don't do it for her, of course, but there have been times that I help probably more than the teacher would like.
How long do the stories have to be? I would do about 3 sentences and be done. Emily loves writing stories, so I don't have that problem, though.
We do homework after dinner, so she's had time to relax and play for awhile. Plus, she wants to go play with DH, so it's incentive to get it done quickly.View Thread
For those with more than one child, do you have one that just seems "sicklier" than the other? I swear, Elizabeth rarely gets anything. Emily, however, has had more X-rays, tests, and MRIs in the past 2 years than I've had in my whole life!
Both girls had their check ups today. It went well, for the most part. They both ended up with shots. Elizabeth got 3, didn't cry for a single one. Emily got 1, and screamed like it was the end of the world.
The doctor didn't like how her stomach felt, and said it looked a little big for her size. So, he sent her for an X-ray. Emily has always dealt with constipation, so I wasn't worried. And, everything came back normal, which is good. He just wanted to be on the safe side.
I swear Emily is going to end up in the medical field with all the ultrasounds, X-rays, etc that she has had done. The good thing is that she finds them all VERY interesting.View Thread
I'm doing better. I'm still taking cold meds, but at least I can function for the most part. I'm still developing a low fever around 4 PM, and feel pretty crummy at night. If I'm still getting the fever over the weekend, I'll probably head back to the doctor on Monday.