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How old would you guess this child was?
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Ohdoleavemealone · 17/01/2022 18:55

Some of her behaviours include...

Stripping off as soon as she gets home

Being more interested in boxes of polystyrene than her toys

Having a tantrum every time she is told she cannot have something

Repeatedly asking for something she know she cannot have, and not giving up even when told no 4 times until shouted at and then goes and cries.

Hits out at people rather than using her words

Takes 30 minutes to eat a small bowl of cereal (won't have milk and eats cheerios one at a time)

Calls parents "mama and dada"

Likes to be held like a baby

Breaks most toys she owns

Thinking about the behaviour perhaps of your own child, I am wondering what age these behaviours are typical of - I know it is difficult as children develop at different rates but I am concerned about my child.

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Cuddlywaterfall · 17/01/2022 18:56

Sounds like a 3 year old to me!

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Hugasauras · 17/01/2022 18:56

2.5/3?

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Mull · 17/01/2022 18:57

Maybe 4?

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MichaelAndEagle · 17/01/2022 18:57

Up to about 3?

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pinkiepiee · 17/01/2022 18:57

2

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pompomsgalore · 17/01/2022 18:58

3

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RagzReturnedUnwrapped · 17/01/2022 18:58

4-6? I'm guessing as mine didn't really do any of that apart from playing with boxes, which they still do now!
My sister used to strip off after school so she'd have been 4/5.
The other behaviours are issues

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TulipsGarden · 17/01/2022 18:58

2-3. But I know 4 year olds who behave a bit like that when tired, too.

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vinoandbrie · 17/01/2022 18:59

I don’t think it’s a very fair question. Are you implying that you think your DD has some additional needs? In which case she could be any age. Tell us about her and people will be able to help. Hope you are ok, it sounds a tough situation.

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Comedycook · 17/01/2022 18:59

Up to age 4/5

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Mummaganoush · 17/01/2022 18:59

Depends if NT or ND...

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MrsLargeEmbodied · 17/01/2022 18:59

terrible 4s

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VioletLemon · 17/01/2022 18:59

Has she been assessed for Autism or PDA?
It sounds anxiety based with a need for predictability.

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WimpoleHat · 17/01/2022 19:00

6?

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MrsLargeEmbodied · 17/01/2022 19:00

is it really necessary to shout at her?

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Snowisfalling33 · 17/01/2022 19:00

Anywhere from 3-5 I think, a lot of toddlerish behaviours re-emerge when they start school because they're adjusting.

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3WildOnes · 17/01/2022 19:00

I’ve known children to behave like this up to about 7.

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Ozanj · 17/01/2022 19:01

6-7. I have 8 year old DNs (boys and girls) who are on top of everything academically and socially who love to do all those things. My 10 yo DN will strip at the door and go upstairs to her room if her clothes are dirty when at home because she’s been taught there isn’t anything shameful about her body & she can dress however she likes while at home. So by themselves none of these behaviours are worrying - it’s probably all about the context. If you’re worried then go and speak to a GP.

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VioletLemon · 17/01/2022 19:01

Sorry, I should add for some reason I'm thinking your child is 8+ but you're concerned about developmental expectations. Apologies.

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AnnoyedByAlfieBear · 17/01/2022 19:02

My 7 y.o DD shares some of those traits some of the time. Confused

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pawpatrolneedaunion · 17/01/2022 19:03

My 6yo can be all of that when overtired

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Goldenbear · 17/01/2022 19:06

7/8. Maybe not all characteristics but certainly a majority.

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Hm2020 · 17/01/2022 19:07

The eating my 7 year old still does.
He still makes things out of boxes.
He called me mama up to just turning 6.
The other behaviours he has never displayed.

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AllThingsServeTheBeam · 17/01/2022 19:09

My youngest DS is 8 tomorrow and shares some of those behaviours

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Shapiro · 17/01/2022 19:09

Some of those traits could also apply to a stroppy teenage girl.

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