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April 25th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Hello! I have come to this thread in hopes that I could find information about girls who are three years old. (Mostly who just turned three) I have experience watching over 3 year old boys, but not girls, and for some reason they seem to be really different! (Like, more crabby)
I just got a small babysitting gig for the summer, 3 days a week, where I watch this 3 year old girl and her 4 month old brother. Everything was fine until the baby started taking attention away, then the girl would get annoyed. I was also unable to get her to eat her carrots and oranges at lunch time, she even spit some out on the floor! Don't even get me started how horrible it was when her mom first left. She sat on the couch with her arms crossed not wanting to do anything. Finally I played with some of her toys. When her mother came back home she said she had no fun with me! (I don't want to toot my own horn but I tried my best at keeping her entertained and I was great at entertaining the boy I babysat) She also got upset with me because I never let her eat candy. Is this because I am a new babysitter? Will she warm up to me? How can I make my next visit better for her? Thanks!

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April 25th, 2011, 05:39 PM
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She will need time to get used to you. It could also just be the age or her personality. I was a Nanny and I once looked after a girl like that. She was just very stubborn and nasty and her parents let her get away with everything. She didn't have to eat vegetables and could just eat candy all day if she wanted. Her parents didn't discipline her and so she was very used to getting her own way.

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April 25th, 2011, 08:38 PM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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Yeah, it might just be the way she is being raised, maybe her parents let her away with a lot that you wouldn't. If that's the case, she'll need a little time to get used to more rules. Otherwise, it's probably just how she reacts to new situations personality-wise.
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April 26th, 2011, 04:52 AM
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girls can definitely be more then a handful. but i agree she is probably really spoiled by her parents. i know my LO who is almost 3 is quite a madam but would never act like that to another adult.

hopefully she warms to you soon.

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