Hi. I have a 6 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. I had/have some social behavioral issues with my 10 year old son and have been giving him intensive therapy and thank god we are seeing great results. My 6 year old is a girl that thank god needs no therapy and shes doing great in school. She is a warm yummy girl and receives great grades in school and is awarded at home as much as the 10 year old is. She has a big problem "JELOUSY". i dont know what to do about it and she is aware of it and tells me that she knows and doesnt know what to do about it. I dont have the answer how to get it out of her system. If I tell my 10 year old I love you, you're doing great she will pipe up and say and I'm not???? I tell her of course you are but now we are talking about Tom. Any ideas???
It is ok to be jealous, or feel jealous, how you act on it s what matters. I would work on her being self-confident and just learning how to not act on it.
Quoting Jinx-Troublex3: It is ok to be jealous, or feel jealous, how you act on it s what matters. I would work on her being self-confident and just learning how to not act on it.
Sounds like she is comparing herself to other people and internalizing any negativity she's perceiving. I would definitely talk with her about that so you can stop it before it grows as she matures. Let her walk you through the thought process she uses when she hears someone else receiving praise, for example. As you begin to understand her schema she's developed, you can work on undoing it and reconstruct it with her.
Thank you! I'm pleased to hear all the responses and that it is ok for a 6 year old to be jelous and I will deffinetly practice your tips.
thats a great idea. I wil try to set something up with her. Thanks for your advice
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