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I'm new here, I am a mom of 3 girls, 5, 3 and 7 mo baby. I am looking for a place were I can find advice from other moms that have an intense child.
DD1 is a super spirited, intense little girl and we've been going through at least 2 months of really bad behavior. I am at a point where I feel is all my fault. I never thought I would have to deal with this, I read tons of books, use positive discipline and use time outs as a place to relax not as a punishment but I think even though we are in control of her behavior, she is still behaving like a little Dennis the Menace I have 2 more girls and they are nothing compared to her. My MIL and my mom already suggested Therapy for her but she behaves very well in school so I think it's something we should be doing ourselves.
Thanks for listening, I'm very frustrated at this point
I agree with your mom and MIL. There are many reasons she could be acting out at home and not at school. Some clinical some not. Either way, therapy could get her to open up about what's going on and could help her.
I have a friend whose son acts up at home when things are going bad at school. Home is where she's comfortable to express her feelings (aka act up) so it's GOOD that she's doing it at home and quite possible that it has absolutely nothing to do with anything you or your husband are or are not doing.
What kind of things does she do? I am not sure what you mean by the description. I know as a kid I was fairly difficult with my mother :/ but I acted a lot differently around people I didn't know very well (shy/withdrawn) so they would probably say better behaved, but mainly due to less actual interaction, and because there were a lot of things I rebelled against at home. Also I clashed a lot more with my mother than father... does she have some family members that she seems to interact more calmly with?