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Can anyone help or relate?

My six year old daughter is sooo serious. She never wants to laugh and play. She wants to do grownup things all the time, (ie cook, clean, laundry). She has two younger siblings that are content to play and pretend, but she doesn't want any part of it. What can I do to bring out the child in her???

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Asked by standr4 at 6:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Try playing the things she likes to play, but get silly with it. When you are unloading the laundry together, put a pair of panties on your head and start singing. Or when you sweep, use the broom to make a rhythm (a la STOMP) and start to dance. Make up funnt names for whatever dish you and she are cooking together...
    Just show her that even the serious stuff can be fun, and eventually she will get into a playful spirit. :-)

    Answer by DivaMomCC at 8:03 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Set up play dates with kids her age and get games that are age appropriate. Get her to play with other children her age...

    Answer by DorothyOpp at 8:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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