Different attitudes

Olga - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




my daughter is going on 4 in dec what r normal attitudes for her to have at this age


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Mary - posted on 11/12/2009




I have a 4 year old daughter as well!!! Its almost as tiring as having a 4 month old again. She for the most part loves to learn and love, however her other side sometimes gets the best of her. She KNOWS everything, and how dare I correct her or tell her different. She can do anything herself and if you offer help, the hand goes on the hip and I get shot the same look a 16 year old would give. The attitude is amazingly too grown up for her (there are sometimes that I wonder if anyone has that bad of a diva attitude). I just have to look at her and laugh sometimes and turn and walk away. If you don't keep a positive attitude, the stress will get you lol Just remember they all go through different phases and she has to learn it from somewhere. In my situation, she has two older stepsisters ages 18 and 20!! They are wonderful kids but I see now that sometimes the things she does is exactly how big sisters would do it. The sway in the walk, the hair flip the teenager behaviour, hopefully it gets better someday.......:)

Elizabeth - posted on 11/12/2009




I wish I knew! My daughter just turned three in August, but already I feel sometimes like I'm dealing with a teenager. She is almost always sweet and cheerful, but occasionally she talks back as if she is at least ten years older than she is! We are trying to figure out how to hold our reactions in check so that we can respond in a way that teaches her the right way to talk. What we try that usually works is saying, "Let's try that again using nice words." Any other ideas?

Jessica - posted on 11/12/2009




My 5yr old daughter has been surprising me with an attitude of a teenager for a while now. It started when she was a little over 4 and a half and rapidly escalated from there. But since she passed 5 and a half it's been less and less frequent. I feel like that age may be a major transition period and that every child deals differently. I try to think of what makes me feel grumpy and that usually helps me relate. When I took a step back and really thought about this time period, there were so many changes that would stress me out too.

Lonna - posted on 11/11/2009




with my daughter, i just look in the mirror of yesterday and see what my poor mother went through with me, and it is usually right on. which of couse was anything and everything, so i still never know when to expect what.

Laine - posted on 11/11/2009




My eldest daughter turns five next month and it feels like I have a hormonal teenager on my hands! She's up,she's down, she's all over the place and has a total attitude! Sometimes it is just hilarious and other times it is extremely frustrating! My middle daughter turns four in January and she is nothing like her big sister. As Kathy said earlier it could just be the individual child or it may even be a first child thing :)

Kathy - posted on 11/11/2009




Wow, Olga, not sure if there is a "normal" attitude for a girl, regardless of age. But, since having a (just turned 5) yr old girl I can tell you that she is all attitude!!!! Sooooo beyond frustrating and I just wanted to scream at times but it's just how she is, cause my soon to be 3 yr old girl is showing NONE of the sign of how Kylie is now. I think it all depends on each child. Hope it's not too rough for you, mine sends me for a loop everyday, sometimes several times :)

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