S. - posted on 04/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My oldest daughter is nearly 13 and demands so much attention it's unreal! I have two other children 4 and 1 and I know she "thinks" she gets the least attention but in fact she gets the most, she stays up later, she get's to do things and go places with me her little sister can't do. She goes to cinema with just me were if I take her sister to see a kiddy film she comes too tbh the 4 year old gets the least "lone time" even family offer to take the oldest one places and not the younger one's.
She's a fantastic dancer but it's a constant watch this dance, look at this. She has always wanted the line light and I admire her for it but she's getting worse and it's rude, I'v always brought them up with manners so were her's have gone I don't know! If I'm having a conversation she trys to take over, she will try and dance almost in my face if I'm just stood there cooking and lately if I have friends down she will talk loud, dance, play music, tease her sister untill all the attention Is on her. On Monday a old friend was down all day most of the day it was my friend, me and the little one's then my oldest came in from school, with in half a hour it was bedlam in the end I sent the oldest to her (were she usually is if no one is here) my friend who has known her since she was 6 said it felt like she drained the room, I couldn't have put it better myself, i feel like she's making her self look daft.
I have tried talking to her, spending more time with her (seemed to make her worse), I'v gotten mad at her, and ignored her. We've made rules at the dinner table were we all take turns to tell each other about our day but nothing is working and I'm not sure what to do next! Is it even normal? She is a really good kid except for this. If any one can give me any advice I would love to give it a try