My 5 year old has always been emotional. She gets upset easily. She'll cry and when I ask her why she is crying and she'll say something like, "I miss my nanny" (she moved months ago - I understand that... but the statement will come out of the blue when her nanny isn't even part of the current conversation) or "I don't know".
The crying typically doens't last long but she doesn't seem as super smiley as she used to be and it makes me sad. :(
I fight with my own depression daily but do everything in my power not to show it to my kids and to stay positive, happy and smiling with them. I know they HAVE seen it though and have heard me make comments (I wasn't thinking) about myself ("I'm so fat", etc).
I have explained to them how I am working hard to become more healthy right now and they are happy about these decisions and are as supportive as can be for their age. :)
But as far as my 5 year olds actions and moods go, how do you know when it is something that needs ot be addressed or if it is just being emotional?
Answer by erinwhitt at 2:22 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by AdensMama0308 at 2:26 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
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