My 6 yr old loves to pull the paint off the walls and loves to write on everything still! What in the world is wrong with my baby? Is it nervous energy?

Keva - posted on 05/08/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My six year old pulls the paint off the wall! I don't know how she finds it, but it seems like she will start on the doors and start to pulling. She has gotten in trouble for this several times and it stopped at one point and now she has started it all over again. I don't know if it's nervous energy or what! She does like a lot of attention, sits under me all the time, but I want her to learn to entertain herself in a positive way. I allow her to play the children games online, watch cartoons, play with her friend outside when me or her sister is downstairs/outside. We also go out a lot as a family and visit friends and family. I am trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong? She also started to pull the fabric on a chair that i've had for a while. The chair is or was in excellent condition until she destroyed it last night! I don't know what to do, please help!

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Tina - posted on 05/08/2012

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Maybe she needs something similar to keep her occupied or something artistic to do like play with playdough or something even plastic tools she may just be interested in how things work. My kids are they more interested in how things work and using their hands than playing with other kids. I'll take them to the park and they'll be facinated with the bolts and everything that hold it together. He'll follow me around when I'm doing washing and stuff and he helps me by turning the machine on and stuff like that.

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