Maria - posted on 03/30/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have an intelligent (probably too much so for her own good) energetic five year old daughter. Her little brother is nine and half months. She has indicated on a number of ocassions since he was born that she wants to be a baby again and indicates that her "brain is sad." She has been acting out by not listening, yelling at my husband and I, refusing to clean her room, talking back and just screaming in general. Most recently, she has become extremely weepy. In fact right before I posted this, she began bawling her eyes out over her corn in the sink...indicating that the sink just couldn't handle it....I mean she literally sobbed about this.
She seems to adore her brother, she plays with him, brags about him and gives him love all the time, but I am not sure how long I should be waiting to ensure she adjusts before trucking her off to the doctor's office, as I am afraid they may prescribe medication that I am not ready for.
She also has a vivid imagination and at times when we are trying to talk to her about her behavior she reverts into talking about her imaginary pets or friends...not blaming them, but holding a conversation about them as though we were not just talking to her about her behavior.
I guess I am just hoping that someone out here has something similar going on and would help me see that this is completely normal because I am so worried.