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Usually my daughter is very sweet and although she is VERY independent she goes with the flow. She is 5 almost 6 and over the past few weeks she has become very defiant and over emotional. I am going through a lot so I am guessing she is feeding off of my emotions. What can I do?

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Asked by MChildressDem at 6:55 PM on Jan. 30, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Slow down and talk with her.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Take a moment and breathe, then maybe do a daughter and me day.

    Answer by augboy11 at 6:58 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Spend extra time with her, talk things over, and be consistent with what is expected of her

    Answer by elizabr at 7:50 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • We went thru the same exact thing with our son at that age, just try to keep talking about why she is upset, tell her you'll talk with her when she has calmed down, tell her its ok to be upset but to go into her room to calm down then you can talk about it after. Give her choices and have a lot of patientce.

    Answer by choco_mom at 12:18 PM on Jan. 31, 2011

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