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AnnaBananaFoFana · 18/05/2021 19:14

My DD8 (nearly 9) has become a moody, foot stomping, million question asking, cheeky, back-chatting, unhelpful little so-and-so. This is new. She was always the loveliest, kindest, most thoughtful and respectful little girl who loved helping around the house. What has happened?! Is this normal at this age? Has my sweet little girl gone for good or will she come back to me? Any advice would be amazing, she’s driving me nuts. Things are good at school, she’s quite popular and has a lovely group of friends. Nothing has changed at home.

YANBU- this is normal at this age and things will improve.

YABU- If you think this is bad, just wait until she’s a teen, it will be much worse.

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cabingirl · 18/05/2021 19:20

Possibly the edge of puberty and the ramp up of all those hormones.

Good luck!


Wolfiefan · 18/05/2021 19:22

Neither of those options.
Things can change but only if you put in place boundaries. Decide what you can ignore and what’s unacceptable. Decide on consequences for unacceptable behaviour and stick to them.


Dinosaursdontgrowontrees · 18/05/2021 19:24

Sounds like puberty starting to me.


AnnaBananaFoFana · 18/05/2021 19:38

Thank you all. I did think it might be the start of early puberty. My boys weren’t like this at all. @Wolfiefan that’s great advice, thank you. Other than a stern talking to once in a blue moon I don’t think I’ve ever had to punish her. Literally never. We’re in unchartered waters with her right now.

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