long story as short as possible, my oldest niece isn't acting like the same kid anymore. It could be a lot of things, such as they lost a pet about a year ago and she got a new baby sister about 2 years ago.
My oldest niece was very much the center of everyone's world and still is, but now she shares the spotlight.
She's 7 and it may just be part of her growing up, but this has been going on for months now. She's always been close to me, and my husband was her hero. Now there's been times when she preferred to just watch her videos and barely spoke to either of us when we went over there.
Her parents may be telling her not to say certain things to us because my SIL has become upset in the past when she pulled me aside to talk about things. Things that happen that bother kids, like she got in trouble at dance practice or the like.
now when she sees me, she just looks sad and doesn't say anything. If I talk to her, she looks to her parents for approval before she'll answer. There were times when she asked them flat out, 'can I answer?'
I'm sure that her teacher couldn't disclose anything, but I've thought about going to her teacher to let her know what I'm seeing. I haven't seen any signs of abuse, but wonder if it would do any good to ask advice from her teacher if she has any, such as things that I can maybe do. It may be just that she's going through a rough time altogether.
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