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Where's my sweet 7 yr old gone?!

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Msqueen33 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:05:44

I adore my seven year old but lately I'm at the end of my tether. She's rude, on the wind up constantly and moody. She turns 8 in March. But she never stops talking and is so disorganised and in a dream world. I'm dreading how we'll fare the school year. She has two autistic siblings so life can be tough for her so I try to cut her some slack but she's so defiant and just doesn't listen and is rude, immature, silly and disrespectful.

Believeitornot Sun 11-Sep-16 22:11:51

What do you mean by immature? She is only 7... In what ways?

Msqueen33 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:13:37

She's just silly. Flashing her bottom, silly voices. I might be expecting too much. Two of my kids have autism so I'm worried that because she seems young for her age she has issue too. School haven't brought it to my attention. She just seems like a mini teen one minute and very silly the other.

conscientioussuicidee Sun 11-Sep-16 22:14:44

I've got a 7 yo. Same stuff.
I think it's normal for 7 yo girls. Unfortunately.

SarfEast1cated Sun 11-Sep-16 22:20:15

My dd like this also it's really annoying - mini teen behavior, sulky unhelpful emotional, mood swings, argh! ... it appears to be normal and linked to a hormone surge at around 8 yrs old. Good luck OP, and good luck to all of us!

Believeitornot Sun 11-Sep-16 22:21:02

Sounds like attention seeking behaviour to me? How much special attention does she get from you?

Msqueen33 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:30:55

I'm glad it's not just me. To be honest attention wise she doesn't get loads. I'm split between three of them and two have autism and the youngest is just a toddler and very demanding (can't talk, cries a lot etc). I have offered my eldest days out but she always wants to go with her middle sibling which is sweet. She likes painting her nails so I do that when I can. I do think some is jealousy. DC 2 although autistic which is obviously to us her sister doesn't see it but sees her getting things such as special equipment/toys for a box taken into school. I've gotten so immersed into the special needs world I haven't a clue if her behaviour is normal or not. Partly I'm glad it is.

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