My dd now 9, has been trying to do this whinny fit crap. I don't know if she may be getting hormones early or what. But my God I am tired of it.
I have became friends with their friends mother down the street and she has one my dd's age and one older. And my other dd is 6. They are all fine at my house for the most part, we go over there and it tends to be a whine and fit fest. When my dd's start in, I have been making it time to go. We will try to regroup them, but it is a downer sometimes because we want to hang out also. It is funny because if they are split up and no sisters are around they play nice. Once a sister gets in the mix they complain, whine and pout.
I'm not sure if it something she is picking up there or what. Their mom really does not seem to feed into it though. Maybe all four of our girls have more extreme type personalities. I know my girls are hyper for sure.
At home when my 9yr dd starts it, I tell her to go to her room and pout because I don't want to see it and I don't want to hear her complaining. She even did it when I was getting ready to take them to the zoo and we about didn't even go. Most the time it is stupid crap like how her bike is at grandma's house (because Grandma takes her to school). I really hope it ends though. I'm even thinking of having her really stay home and earning every privledge because when I was a kid, many of the kids had to do a lot more than they do before playing. My family wasn't as strict, but I didn't sit around complaining eighter.
Any other suggestions. It is geting old.