Coady - posted on 05/11/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
My 5 year old forgets practically everything I say to her. I'll say something simple such as, "please put away the red ball after you're done eating, honey." She'll say ok, mommy & finish her food. Ten minutes later I'll notice she hasn't put away the red ball & I'll say, "Honey, you didn't do what I asked you to when you were done eating." And she'll say, "Oh, I forgot." And I'll say, "Well please go do that." Then she'll say, "I don't remember what you wanted me to do." This is just an example.
Sometimes she'll forget what I said literally about 30 seconds after I have said it. I attributed that to just simply not listening, however. We do this little dance a good portion of the day.
Do all 5 year olds not listen to you when you are talking to them, even if they are looking directly at you and not doing anything else? Do they all forget everything you say?
She is my first child, so I am not sure if this is normal or if I need to be concerned. But man.. this is one of the most frustrating things I have had to deal with yet.
Other than this, she is an ANGEL. She loves to help, she cleans her room, never fusses or throws fits & she hasn't started school yet, but she knows all her abcs, can count to 100 & spell her name, etc. etc,.
Experienced moms, please give me some input on if I should be concerned & how I can help improve the situation! Thank you so very much!