My husband and I are about to go crazy. My 4yr. old Dd is a habitual tattle tail! She literally comes to myself or my husband every few minutes to tell on her little brother, the cat, her cousins and has even begun telling on my husband to me or me to my husband. It is out of control, if it was because someone was actually doing something wrong everytime it wouldnt be as big a deal but she will tell on anyone for anything!
ex. Mom! Jonathan is eating...
Daddy said no...
Mommmy gave Jonathan a cup.
Or if someone has something she wants or thinks they shouldnt have she is asking us why we gave it to them.
and of course theres the mom or dad so-and-so did this to me, which we handle with by either timeout or speaking to the child who did something wrong.
I just dont know what to do with her anymore, we are constantly telling her not to tell on others for things that she shouldnt and making her sit down and not play for a few minutes until she can stop and having talks with her about it, asking her why she is always doing this.
Please help us! What can we do to stop this behavior?