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does anyone have children that are 7 and older , and they sometimes or all the time act like they are 2and 3 all over again?

My 7 and 9 yr old girls start crying over the smallest things like they are baby's .Most of the time i ignore it,but i can't help telling them they are crying over nothing and they sound like baby's. I do try to teach them to handle things in other ways , but they dont seem to listen.

 
meleia396

Asked by meleia396 at 11:20 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I think we have all been there at some point. My kids are 13, 11 and 9 and still sometimes act that way. It is good to try and teach them other ways to handle things, although they might not change right now.

    Good Luck!
    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 11:35 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • I would discourage judgment.
    They are crying because of *something* even if it's insignificant to you.
    It's something to them.

    At this time there are a lot of changes going on.
    Especially viewing their place in the world~ they are really going through a lot.
    (AKA The Nine-Year Change, and hormones, etc)


    I encourage you to "allow" them to have their emotions.
    Give them a shoulder to cry on or privacy to work through it.
    When you are upset enough to cry what do you need?
    Space, a listening ear?? Same for them...

    ;-)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:37 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I do give my girls a shoulder to cry on over more serious issues. I will not over spilled milk!
    meleia396

    Comment by meleia396 (original poster) at 11:20 AM on Dec. 6, 2010