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is this normal behaviour?

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DelGirl Wed 17-Oct-12 18:32:25

well, I guess it probably isn't. I have taken my dd who is 7 to a few different classes i.e gymnastics, music, singing, dance, judo etc. She will be very enthusiastic about them and then after about 10 minutes, she just mucks about and wants to do her own thing. I get concerned that she distracts the other kids hence move on to the next thing in the hope she will really love something.

She has always been the same and is a very strong character who can be hard to contain though she seems to be doing well at school on the whole with the odd bad day.

It is so frustrating as I feel she needs to channel all this energy somewhere.

Any suggestions please? At the moment, I am just going to stop taking her to anything except she has started hockey (which is more like friendly rounders kind of thing and fairly casual)

morethanpotatoprints Wed 17-Oct-12 22:12:02

You need to give her a chance to settle to an activity rather than keep moving her. I know this may be hard for you to do as we all want our dcs to be able to be disciplined to a certain degree. But this is something they have to learn and by moving her each time you aren't allowing her to learn. Whatever the activity, the teacher, organiser, coach etc will be good at getting dcs to concontrate and become disciplined, and your dd will be one of them if you give her chance. Also let her decide if she likes a particular activity by attending 3 times before deciding. Many organisers will encourage this and not expect the purchase of equipment, uniform etc for the first few weeks. I'm sure your dd will be fine, just trust her to mature. Also sod whatever negative vibe you may get from another parent, their dc had to learn too.

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