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Finding 7 yo dd more difficult than ever!

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Shallistopnow Thu 23-May-13 21:28:01

My daughter is really testing me lately. Every morning involves a huge fuss about the way her socks feel (annoying bump along the seam etc), the way her shoes feel and brushing/putting hair up. It often ends in tears whether or not I lose my temper. Tonight she aalso had a tantrum about having a bath. It makes me depressed. I feel like I was such a good mum when she was tiny - good bond & I felt happy. But now its so much harder & I've lost the enthusiasm/energy that I need. My heart says that she is unhappy & not enjoying school. My head says she's a spoilt brat who knows just how to play me. I thought I wanted aanother child but that seems like a terrible idea now.

Goingdownthegarden Thu 23-May-13 21:40:08

We seem bogged down in "phases" like this most of the time (dd 7 years). Admittedly, we seem to be in a much better patch now dd has got a really nice best friend at school. I could imagine you are right thinking she´s not happy at school. I would recommend doing some really nice things just the two of you - it always helps us to have some time together doing something nice. It can be just spending a whole evening me reading a really good book to her or going swimming together or ice skating or having a picnic or whatever. It seems to really help to enjoy ourselves and each other´s company.

specialmagiclady Thu 23-May-13 21:42:44

"Love bomb" as a short term plan sounds good.

Shallistopnow Thu 23-May-13 22:00:40

"Love bomb"?

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 23-May-13 22:12:25

Wow, I could have written your post 4 years ago. My DD2 was not easy at 7- and the sock thing!!!
She's lovely now. Teens start soon grin
I've heard that children have a hormone surge around 7ish, would make sense as a lot of people have a few issues at this age, maybe it's because they are going from a young child to a tween?

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