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07-21-2006, 12:04 AM
My daughter is 4 yrs old, will be 5 in October and she is a huge crybaby! today was horrible, she screamed and cried all day over every little thing, she is supposed to start the 4 yr old program in public school in a few weeks but I am scared they will kick her out cause she is such a big crybaby!
Does anyone have any advice with how to get her past this stage, I am literally ripping my hair out!
07-21-2006, 02:12 AM
I don't know if this willhelp or not but my niece was a big crybaby so her mom started putting her on a rug. Whenver she would throw a fit or cry for no reason she would take her and put her on the rug. And tell her when she got done she could get up but not before. She has done this for a about six months. Now when my niece starts crying for no reason or throws a fit all you have to say is" do you want to sit on your rug" and she instantly stops crying. I dont know if this will help but I thought I woudl pass it along. I wish you all the best.
07-21-2006, 10:01 AM
Often our children behave very differently in public than they do in our homes. We have a preschool on the premises where I work and it's amazing how different some of the kids are with mom gone. One little boy in particular, when mom is around he is clingy beyond belief. As soon as mom leaves he is just as social as all of the other kids.
Also, when there are problems, often the staff will work with you on solutions.
Keep us posted, let us know how it goes.
07-21-2006, 01:38 PM
My daughter will be 5 in October, as well...October 4th. The only time she really cries is when she wants a toy or something, and even then it's like a whiney, fake cry. I just smile inside and be grateful that she is in my life at all. Things can be so intense when you are young. What seems like a minor incident for us can be all consuming for her. I just show her as much understanding as I can and then quickly try to find something else to ease into her awareness to get the focus off of what she's crying about.
I'm going to be homeschooling her.
07-21-2006, 08:38 PM
My daughter is going through crying when me or her dad leave the room...she is very attached to us and doesnt do well around people she doesnt know.I hope that preschool works out for her.With her being autistic she doesnt develop relationships easily with others,so I am hoping that being around other children will be an advantage for her.She is an only child.I know that preschool will be an adjustment for all of us.
07-24-2006, 07:07 PM
She will probably act better for them Cindy. I have a 4 1/2 year old son that starts 4K August 31st. He goes to daycare now and as soon as I get there he doesn't listen and starts misbehaving, but ofcourse he is an angel for them! :D
When my kids were 4, it was the WORST age. We all hear about the "terrible twos", but 4 is WAY worse and it catches you by surprise. Do your best, be loving and consistent, and it will pass.
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