so my daughter has done this for a while she just starts crying over the simplest things. I.e. she doesn't like the shirt I gave her to wear I cant find her hairband she wants . I tell her to take a nap and she cant sleep in my bed she has to sleep in her own. I am basically trying to figure out id this is normal or if I should find someone for her to talk to (professional). any insight would help thank you.
DS does that a lot. He's 5 1/2 .It's annoying as smurf.
I just tell him to breath, and calm down, or I try to cheer him up by making him laugh. I'm like "look at your crazy face when you cry, let's check it out in the mirror" and he gets all giggly and sometimes stops. Sometimes he keeps crying and I tell him to get away from me and go to his room, mom fail.
I think it depends a lot on the personality of the kid. My oldest is very sensetive and cries easier than his brothers do. I actually did a googling to figure out if there was any way I could help him figure out how to manage his emotions. I found this site that talked about teaching them to take deep breathes (smell the flowers, blow out the candles). It's cute and it works pretty well for both my 5 year old and my 3(almost) year old.
I'm going to chalk the emotional stuff up to another emotional development milestone. ... Like a 5 year olds version of a temper tantrum.
It's the age and completely normal. My 5 year old started it recently and I remember my brother going through it at that age as well. I just tell her to calm down and talk to me. Talking has gotten us through just about everything (still working on the sleeping in her room part though) Momma, just take a deep breath ;)
I just thought it was my daughter but I am glad to know it is a stage I can deal with it a lot better then my husband can and I just wasn't sure if I should be worried or just let it go and hopefully she grows out of it. if not then I am terrified of the teenage years..... ahh who am I kidding I am terrified of the teenage years either way lol
Quoting .chele.:" Is she the first born?! I find that they are WAY more emotional than other kids...lol It's takes a lot for our 5yo to cry, but she's #3 and has always been a laid back, go with the flow kinda kid."
yes she was first born and had us to her self for 4 years before we had our son I thought she was just jealous of him for a while but it seems like it is even worse when it is just her and I.
Sounds normal to me.. I have an 11 and 10 year old nephew and an 8 year old niece that act the same way sometimes. At times the whine worse than my 3 year old DD and 9 month old DS. It is definitely annoying as crap!!! I always try getting them to laugh to stop the crying and then compromise when they want something if it's possible, and when its not get them interested in something else.. However that doesn't work often with them anymore as they are getting older. :/ BUT for a 5 year old it should still work