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Child cries all the time??? HELP

ok, I have a 3 and half year old that on majority of day she cries and whines and ever cries when she is asleep. even when she is wel rested. she also argues things like are obvious "your face/shirt is dirty or so will say im done, i ate it all and hasnt touched a bit and if you say no, u may not want anymore but the food is still on ur plate and she will still argue that is is gone. you will see her do something and she will still say she didnt. I know kids argue and whine at 3 but i feel like she truly believes that what she is arguing is true. she will cry and whine in her sleep and argue that her dreams were real. she has a very good vocabulary (been noticed by everyone, including teachers) she is smart for 3.
i cant deal with the crying and arguing and her crying in her sleep wakes me up at night.
i have generalized anxiety disorder, o.c.d ptsd and a mood disorder and im wonering if she has some issues that need to be addressed or if its just normal. when she turned 18 months (?)she done this EVERYDAY for a yr and a half. any suggestions?


Asked by VDietrich at 9:02 PM on May. 2, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Three can be a difficult age, but your daughter's behaviour does sound extreme, to me (I have 6 kids and none ever like this). I'd suggest you ask your pediatrician or GP about getting her assessed. If there is an underlying issue, and there might be especially since you say you have some emotional mood type issues and they can be inherited, then the sooner it is diagnosed, the better, for your little girl. Early intervention can make a huge difference in both her socail and intellectual development and the better you understand her, the more you can help. Little kids should be happy and carefree, full of laughter and smiles, hopes and dreams...

    Answer by judimary at 9:22 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • You need to talk to her pediatrician. There may be a behavior specialist that can help or there may simply be things you need to do as a parent. You and her ped need to work together to find out what is going on.

    Answer by meandrphoto at 9:11 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • have you taken her to the doc about this??? Does she rest better if you lay with her?? during the day she could be getting overwhelmed with just the smallest thing and not understand how to deal with it.....

    Answer by kkbird at 9:04 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • i have not spoken to doc and other ppl who see her just think its her age, but idk i have an older child too and she has night terrors but doc isnt worried about them and she never acted this way. other kids i know havent eather.

    Comment by VDietrich (original poster) at 9:07 PM on May. 2, 2011