My DD just turned 5 yesterday.
Up until yesterday, she was whiny, still throwing temper tantrums like a 2yr old, crying at the drop of a hat. I have been very patient with her, sending her to time out, explaining that she should use her words, telling her to count to 10, then try talking before having a fit. Nothing helped.
Yesterday when she woke up, she proudly announced this: "Mom, I am 5 now. I am a big girl, and if I want to go to school, then I am too big to cry. I wont cry for stupid things anymore."
Of course I pretended to believe this, and told her how proud I am that she chose to be a big girl. But I didnt believe it for a second.
Well, jokes on me!
Every time she got upset yesterday, and today, she started whining, then said out loud "I am too big to cry. I want to use my words, so listen to me!"
She has stopped herself every single time, not had 1 fit, and get this... at 1pm yesterday, she put herself down for a nap!! What she told me? "Im cranky, and dont want to cry like a baby. Im taking a nap. Goodnight." She closed her door, and went to sleep!
As I said, I am THRILLED by this change. But, is it odd? Have I somehow repeated the same things so often that I like, brainwashed my kid?
Has anyone else's kids literally just woke up one morning, and decided to change?