My daughter just turned 4 & is so demanding. I dont know if its a behavior she is picking up from other preschoolers or at the babysitters w/her kids. But mine expects me to jump AS SOON AS SHE UTTERS THE WORDS FROM HER MOUTH!! Its very frustrating. I do not give her what she always wants. I give her things when I can. I tell her that she has to have some patience & things do not occur instantaneously! I have my second baby due in December & i am trying to get my 4 yr. old to realize it is not all about her without using the baby as an excuse. I dont want her to resent the baby. I just want her to wait her turn when we r talking or on the phone & to have some patience w/out the annoying attitude she flings if its not right now!! Thoughts? tell me its the the age & I can deal alittle better! :)Answer Question
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Answer by Rosehawk at 12:49 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
If you've ever taken a child psychology class, there is a great deal of discussion of the different ideas of development and the different stages that kids go through. I find it helpful to have a working knowledge of those ideas, because it explains a lot of the behavior quirks that kids go though...and it helps know what is "normal" developmentally, or not. This is pretty normal. That doesn't mean you should let her get away with it, just that it is her way of working thru Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development! Honestly, if you aren't catering to her every whim, then you already have it under control...she'll learn, and just drive you crazy in the meantime (they make them so cute for a reason.
Answer by thalassa at 4:28 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
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