need advice on child therapy for my 4 year old

Stevee - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi,My name is Stevee and my husband and I have a daughter who will be 5 in July.

We also have a 7 month old son too.here is my dilemma,we have been having AWFUL

problems with our 4 year old ever since we brought home our baby in October.

We try to include her in as much as we can with baby.

I give her one on one time when baby is down for naps and such.

In reality,I feel she is getting worse not better,and I have no clue as what to do next.

Tantrums you wouldn't believe,getting into everything,writing on walls,sometimes being mean to baby.The list goes on!!! We thought about going to a child therapist with her,any thoughts?

Thanks very much.

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Christy - posted on 05/06/2010

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If money's an issue, have her evaluated by your local school district (they can do this before school age....in her case yes they can). If it's not, definitely take her to a therapist, at least to rule any other issues out. Good luck to you.

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Therapy is a great option. Do family therapy so that you and your husband are there with her. That works much better for young children and alleviates a lot of the trust issues. Just be sure to interview several therapists to find the one who fits you best, you don't want to just go with the first one your insurer recommends and find out 3 months down the line your values or priorities are not compatible.

Stevee - posted on 05/06/2010

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We def feel like we are at the end of our ropes!!
She does love her brother.but will only interact with him when prompted by hubby or me.I do take her on outings with it just being her and me,it doesn't do much for more than a day.
She starts Kindergarten in the fall,I worry about how things will go.

Brenda - posted on 05/06/2010

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Therapy just may be your answer if you feel you're at the end of your rope. Have you tried getting her involved in taking care of your son? Or maybe leaving your son with your hubby and having mommy/daughter time outside of your home?

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