I tell my 5 year old daughter that I love her all the time. Without a doubt I tell her every night when I say goodnight and anytime we part (she goes to school, I make a quick run to the grocery store, saying "good-bye" over the phone, etc.). I'll also tell her once or twice at least just regular throughout the day.
But I hardly ever get an "I love you too" back from her. Usually there's nothing said at all from her end. And I don't believe I have ever gotten an "I love you" from her first.
I've tried to not let it get to me, but I feel so heartbroken. She readily says it to DH and to her grandparents. She even often tells me how much she loves her friends from school. I'm very proud of her, as she is a wonderful kid. She is very gentle and caring and social and I honestly could not ask for a better child.
But I worry......am I doing something wrong? Is there a REASON why she doesn't say it back?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:40 PM on Mar. 6, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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