I've noticed more than usual lately my 5 yr old will give up things she wants to do or that she loves if she knows it will make others happy. I try to tell her she needs to think about herself sometimes too, but she doesn't seem to truly understand what I mean by this.
I'm sure it's confusing for a young child to learn you can give up things some times but not sometimes.... her head is probably going in circles trying to figure out what the appropraite actions are to take. :(
How do I help her to realize she can't always do for everyone else but has to think of herself also? [I struggle with this myself so I REALLY don't want her to lose herself and her joys.]
FYI: She has always been a very sensitive child also. If you are upset it will make her cry, etc.
Answer by SabrinaBean at 2:38 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 2:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
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Answer by aeneva at 3:18 PM on Nov. 10, 2010