My 8 yr old, god bless her, is driving me crazy, and I don't know how to stop the cycle of anxiety. She is, and has always been demanding of everyones undivided attention. She makes up these scenarios in her head and literally works herself into hysteria. EX: She has a cough while playing basketball, runs off the court to me,..crying and tells me "We have to go,..I don't feel good" So on the short walk to the car,.. she starts crying harder and harder, and I ask, what doesn't feel good?
I've got flem in my throat, and I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to breathe, and them I'll have to go to the hospital and they will cut my throat! This type of thing happens ALL THE TIME, but ONLYwhen she is with me. My husband will tell her to get a grip, or ignore her so she never pulls this with him. She's not like this in school, unless I come to help out. I've tried ignoring her too, but it just escalates
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:27 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by mtnmama111 at 12:12 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
Thanks to the folks who responded. I agree.!!I It IS a safety issue and honestly part of the reason I think I play into it, is because the one time I don't believe her, will be the one time something really is wrong. I never know if. I have spoken with her in great length about how this makes me feel, how this type of worry is unfounded and unnecessary. I never make a big deal out of it,.. but If I don't respond as concerned as she thinks I should be it escalates Cornflake?? Rookie question,.. I know,.. but PM (Private Message?) Thanks to both of you. I will try to be more calm and assertive
Answer by Susan1140 at 3:43 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 4:43 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:51 AM on Jan. 16, 2009