Why I get angry at everything my 5 year old girl does?

Jimena - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Don't get me wrong! I love my kids to dead, but lately, everything my little girl does makes me angry! If she makes an annoying noise, if she jumps everything.... I feel really bad and Im trying to keep it together and do not say anything, but is getting to that point..... Im I going crazy? Any suggestions?

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Solona - posted on 02/06/2012

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you need a break for yourself.... I feel you are doing everything.Are you working... Sometime partime work helps you too to get back ..you need to love yourself in order to give love

Di - posted on 02/08/2012

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Is your little girl like you? I clashed most with the child that was most like me and it wasn't until I made a conscious effort to not let her 'push my buttons' that things got better. Have a break sure, but unfortunately, the same problems will be waiting for you when you get back.This helped me: look for the positives- is she strong willed, confident, funny, clever, friendly? (there has to be something) concentrate on how much you really love her and how horrible it would be without her. Take lots of deep breaths and count to at least 20 before you react. Try to make time to do fun things together- even if it is just reading a story or watching a movie with her. It is so hard when they are little! Mine are all teenagers now and we all get along great- it got so much easier! Good luck & God bless.

Jennifer - posted on 02/08/2012

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I think you just need a small break. Find a friend and get z sitter and go out. Even if it just lunch. Talk to her about the way u have been feeling and don't forget to cry about how these feelings make u feel! You won't feel a hundred times better but u will feel a little better and the annoyance will be a little less. Maybe do this once a week and it will get better. It has helped me alot.

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Jimena - posted on 02/10/2012

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thank you all! very encouraging to know is not only me!!! lol! i had rest time as soon as she comes from school after a small snack... she falls a sleep like for 30 minutes :) (yey!!!!) and the she wakes up doing much better and ready for HW.... Im being doing this for like a week now and is working like a charm. Bedtime still at 8pm and had no issues!

Crystal - posted on 02/07/2012

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I think we've all been there with our kids at this age. My son is 6 and in school all day, but when he gets home, some of the things he does just gets under my skin so fast! We do have to remember they are just kids and don't realize the things they do may not be appropriate for the situation, or what have you...but we need to let some of the things go too. Not get so worked up. I'm sure the other stresses in life can make some of the littlest things unbareable. just breathe! lol Also, maybe look a little closer.. why is she doing this "annoying" thing? Is she wanting your attention? is she bored...looking for something to do?

User - posted on 02/07/2012

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I have a recently-turned 6 yr old who can work my last nerve as well. I think it's something about that age that makes them harder to handle. They are too young too fully understand that some of their behavior is really annoying (like not walking in the house EVER but jumping, hopping, skipping, running etc. Or talking non-stop.) We know it to be normal child-like behavior but it doesnt make it any less annoying.

At the same time, as kids grow, their mind is expanding and they are trying out different things. Testing the boundaries, testing their bodies, their social skills, etc. When my 6 yr old was 3 she didnt recite the song she just heard on the radio because she was still a bit oblivious to it. But now she recites it word for word, over and over again. Did i mention "over and over again"? Until i'm ready to put duct tape on her mouth lol. j/k I would never. But you understand the feeling.

I'm hoping that in another year she will learn that some behavior is unnecessary and that it'll subside.

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