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6 yr old sudden change in behaviour

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laineyrach Thu 25-Aug-16 11:00:02

I don't know if anyone else has experienced this but opinions and thoughts are most welcome. My 6 yr old daughter has been nothing but fabulous behaviour wise, kind, considerate, loveable, clever etc and she was a wonderful baby. In the last few weeks all she does is scream to the point her throat could burst. She's angry and she hates everyone, wants to sit in her room on her own. Constantly stroppy. We can't go a day without an outburst. She's completely opposite to who she was. My 5 yr old son is undergoing assesment for adhd and fragile X at the moment. I don't know if it's anything to do with that? I've asked her what's wrong and why she's behaving like she is and she just breaks down and cries. She honestly doesn't seem to know why she's doing it. It's very sad and I'm worried for her. Anyone else experienced anything like this? confused

Atenco Sun 28-Aug-16 01:09:35

That sounds like something has or is badly upsetting her and she doesn't have the language to express it.

It's not my area of expertise at all but what would some play therapy help? Even if you don't get an expert in, could you play school and mummies and daddies with her, get her to paint her house and family and see if anything gives you a clue about what is worrying her?


Atenco Sun 28-Aug-16 14:56:10

I really wish someone wiser than I am would see this thread.

ImperialBlether Sun 28-Aug-16 15:00:03

I'll bump this for you, OP. It must be very distressing.

SisterViktorine Sun 28-Aug-16 15:00:29

I would take her to the GP- sudden changes in behaviour like that are not normal and IMO not to be ignored (I work with the age range in specialist education).

Not to worry you, but has she spent any time with anybody out of your supervision? Is there any chance anything could have happened to her? Or could she have accidentally seen something on TV or the internet that is distressing her?

laineyrach Sun 28-Aug-16 22:42:20

No not really apart from her grandparents she has been with myself and her brother. I get that it's the 6 weeks holidays and that she's obviously going to be missing her friends and she'll be bored, although we've had trips to the beach, cinema, park, swimming baths etc. She's had a fun filled 6 weeks and she's not shy of attention and she wants for absolutely nothing. She's so loved by me and her dad and brother, especially her grandparents. I just don't get it. She was very sad yesterday and felt under the weather so I let her fall asleep on me and put her in my bed and her dad slept in hers. I think the GP I'd going to be the next step. I'm wondering if the fact her brother is under assesment has anything to do with it. He's very had work. He requires supervision 24/7 and he's very loud and can be very overwhelming alot of the time.

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