Kim - posted on 03/08/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
I am a stay at home mother of 2 girls, 4 and 10 years old. I also babysit a 3 year old little girl who is a child of one of my dearest friends. My need for advice is this. This little girl cries about everything ! and i mean everything! i know her parents very well and there is no abuse or neglect. She has no mental or emotional issues. she is loved, cared for , spent time with and always always taken care of. When my oldest daughter walked into the room the other day, the 3 year old started crying so hard she threw up. when i asked her " whats wrong sweets, why are you crying" she said " because elizabeth looked at me". then, when cleaning her up because she threw up on herself. she started screaming and scratching me and fighting me as if i was hurting her. she started yelling " i dont like water stop it stop it " i calmed her down. then at dinner time. she ate all her food. i asked her a few times if she was okay and if she needed anything. she said " im fine, its good" then once she was finished she said to me " im done" and burst into tears bawling her eyes out until she threw up again. THEN when it was calm down time, i said hey lets build blocks together, so she comes and sits down with me and starts building. After about 15 min she starts crying. I ask her why she is crying and whats the matter. her only answer to me was " im crying because i cried" I said ok but what is making you cry, she said " i make myself cry" ok, so i went to pick her up, love on her ya know? hold her. once i picked her up, she started screaming and scratching at my face and she bit me! all while saying " PUT ME DOWN PUT ME DOWN I DONT LIKE IT I DONT LIKE IT" alrighty so, this is just ONE DAY of many that are like this. she acts like this every day!! she can never tell me why she is crying or its something silly like, i washed her hands?? or someone walked into the room??? i mean really?? i love kids, and i understand she is very young. however i have a 4 year old i already raised 2 kids that went through 2 and 3 years old and this is NOT NORMAL ! i dont care who says it is, its not! one thing about it that drives me crazy is, once her mother or father show up to get her..... she changes !!!!! all of a sudden, she can speak clearly, all of a sudden she is in a great mood, all of a sudden she is happy and laughing. She talks like a baby and cries all day and makes you believe that she doesnt understand you and doesnt know how to speak good but then she can spit out a full blown grown up conversation CLEAR AS CAN BE when her parents are here. WHAT IS GOING ON????? i know it sounds crazy, but i feel like this little girl is playing me!! any thoughts or advice???