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BAKERICLISA SparkPoints: (995)
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9/30/10 10:17 A

That may be cute to you, but please realize it is NOT cute to anyone else. Realize that you are preparing her for preschool or kindergarten and she will have a rude awakening when she realizes that SHE is not catered to first or upon demand.

If she is a drama queen at 3, just imagine what she will be like at 16 years old.

RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
9/26/10 4:47 A

She is a drama queen because you let her get away with the behaviour.. Kids need rules and it is okay to tell her not to scream- if she is non willing to listen- scream and rage off in her room!

How the heck do you think us parents with ADHD kids stay sane? We have to teach them rules and mastering skills they don't own..

Take this issue up before it gets out of hand. Watch this little video how bad it can get..

If social services saw this- I don't think they would get a second chance.. They are brave putting it up on television..

Edited by: RENA1965 at: 9/26/2010 (04:50)
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9/24/10 3:13 P

My Abby (almost 4) has been a demanding kid from day one. Maybe she knows that as the youngest in a large household she has a better chance of getting her needs met if she is "assertive". Maybe she knows that her mommy and daddy are older and more apt to be "relaxed" parents, so she feels we won't correct her as much as we did the older kids. I have no clue. But with all her doting older siblings, I need to work really hard not to raise a brat!

MICA1971 Posts: 33
9/20/10 6:55 P

I had a 3yo drama queen and now have 6yo drama empress... My middle child is the kid whose photo should have graced the cover of "Raising Your Spirited Child." She is just that: spirited, insanely determined, extremely sensitive, very perceptive, clever, articulate - basically, more of everything!
We may not survive her childhood, but I don't think we would trade her for a tamer version :)

65TARGET Posts: 299
9/19/10 11:52 A

My daughter is 3 almost 4 :) And she's a nice child and all... until hell breaks loose and she would throw a tantrum! And she does it ONLY when she has public! She's a great kid at home, but when she sees that there are people around that can be distracted by her act, she just throws it!

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9/15/10 1:49 P

My 3.5 year old son is VERY dramatic. I'm hoping it goes away as he gets older & understands how to express his emotions - but it's extremely difficult to deal with. On top of that I have an almost 2 year old little girl & when they both get going it can be hair-raising!

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9/15/10 12:49 P

My almost 3-year-old son is such a drama queen. (Er, king?) My "favorites" are when he freaks out very early in the morning, before breakfast. This morning he freaked out because he misplaced the cheese slice from his pretend cooking set. Yesterday morning, it was because I put his milk in a different cup than what he usually uses.

I used to think it was funny, but my patience reserves have dwindled since giving birth. Having to keep my anger in check is actually pretty frustrating.

8/25/10 3:10 P

i have a 4 yr old son who already knows how to talkback and a soon to be 3 yr old daughter who is the biggest drama queen around...

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8/24/10 6:36 P

As I type this, my 3.5 yr old son is crying his eyes out, but I have no idea why.. except, Daddy said he needed another 10 minutes before we go pick him up.. End of the world to him, I guess! I have more coping skills when I'm not under the influence of stomach flu!!!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
8/19/10 11:04 A

You are doing the right thing by ignoring it! I don't understand my kids. I have never-and I MEAN NEVER-have given in to their fits when they don't get their own way, yet-they always try!
I think it's a conspiracy that they have with my parents. *glares*

JMAYSIE Posts: 495
8/18/10 5:12 P

I can relate. My little girl is 2 1/2 and when she doesn't get her way she throws herself on the floor, screams at the top of her lungs and kicks at everything she can reach. If I walk out of the room during the tantrum, she follows me and flops on the floor where I can see her and starts again.

4GEMEE Posts: 90
8/18/10 9:11 A

Hearing you ladies talk I guess my 4 year old is normal. We love her to death but she is the "Princess"
Well, I have 3 older sons who are now,24,22 and 20. Four years ago we were blessed with our daughter and she is totally different then raising 3 boys. She lives in a house of all adults, so of course she thinks she is one too. I have one son married and he has his own daughter (so I am a grandma) and the other two are in college. (I am 45)

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
8/15/10 9:49 A

Laughing at them actually so startles them that they generally stop the temper tantrum and pout that they aren't getting their way AND you're laughing at them.

It is one of the things that stopped my two from throwing tantrums.

SKYBLUE00 Posts: 1
8/15/10 7:44 A

My 3 1/2 year old is also a Drama Queen. She is always amazes me with everything she says... She knows how to take words and make phrase that I am like WOW did that really just come out her mouth. Her tantrums are almost so funny I have to look away so she can't see me laughing.. She throws herself on the ground kicking and begging for me to help her get up. She always forgets how to stand up when she is cutting up. People would think I beat her the way she screams and stomps her foot. I love her with all my heart, but I dread the teen years OMG I don't even know how to prepare.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
8/13/10 9:18 A

I have an eight year old who only recently stopped being such a drama queen. She's been one since she started walking. Tell her "no" and she would bawl like someone was beating her.

I don't know about when he was three, but my son is four. Earlier this year when my daughter had a play date, the girls kept picking on him and trying to get him in trouble for the dumbest things. They of course failed. But one time when they were getting ready to tattle on him once again, I hear my son SHRIEK and say "What did I do? Come ON! NOT AGAIN!" and started crying. I kept trying to get him to come downstairs with me, to be out of their way and so they wouldn't pick on my baby, but he didn't want to! My daughter never tattled as much as she did when that little brat came over. I know it's bad, but I'm glad she moved to another city. She tried to be grown too much.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 8/13/2010 (09:22)
ELYZA_ANN Posts: 5
8/12/10 10:28 P

My 3 year old is a total drama queen. I swear she is 3 going on 16. She even looked at me today and asked "How could you do this to me?" after I made something for her she didn't like. What other 3 year old knows that phrase and how to use it? She is truly amazing sometimes.

CELESTE617 Posts: 690
8/12/10 8:22 P

I have a 7 year old drama queen, but I love her to pieces!!!!

LMCANADA Posts: 631
8/12/10 4:34 P

I have a 7 yr old son and a 4 yr old daughter...
I remember when my son was 3, he was a tantrumming terror, but it seemed like the day he turned 4, he was so much more pleasant, and has been that way ever since!!! So, when my daughter was approaching 4, I was thinking there was an end in sight to her endless issues. Boy was I wrong!!! She has been 4 for over a month now, and the problems continue! Like many of your daughters, if she gets mad, she stomps up the stairs and slams her bedroom door shut. My son and I have a running joke - when she starts stomping up the stairs, we get really quiet, and say "wait for it..." and then a few seconds later, we hear the SLAM of the door!! Then we laugh LOL

She can be the sweetest thing too, when she life is going well for her. But the second she runs into any interference, look out!!!!!

Glad to hear I'm not alone in this battle!!!


8/12/10 1:19 P

My 3 year old son is seriously dramatic!!

JAYBIRD0658 Posts: 7
8/11/10 10:45 P

Oh you all are taking me back! My baby girl is 19 now and reading your posts brings back lots of memories. I have 1 daughter and 2 boys. Both boys are MUCH more mellow. At 19 my daughter is still full of drama. She doesn't throw tantrums any more of course but some times it's still all about her. If I can offer one thing I would do differently now that I'm looking back, it would have been to pick my battles better. In the big picture, most of the stuff just doesn't matter all the much. 3 is tough for both sexes. They've just figured out they are separate and independent from you and they are trying to figure out what that means. It's an adjustment for both mom and child.

Being on the tail end of mommy-ing my children I have to say, cherish the tantrums and the sweetness. All too soon they will be off to school or on their own and you will miss the noise, the mess, the drama.

ZACKSMOM7 Posts: 1,612
8/10/10 10:44 A

My daughter that is 3 1/2 walks around saying I am a princess!! Princesses don't do cleaning Mom!!!

SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (90,555)
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8/7/10 11:55 A

Watch a few episodes of that nanny show on cable where the British nanny helps families to cope with this sort of thing and the children to grow up in a healthier way.

RACHELM920 Posts: 94
8/4/10 9:51 A

My 3 and 1/2 year old daughter is the same way!! IDK about being best friends however, their bossiness would probably cause conflicts. My daughter has learned to do what WNABSKNY's daughter does, she goes to her room to cool off... does it herself. She'll say "I'm going upstairs" and STOMP STOMP STOMP up the stairs she goes.

BLOND1E Posts: 3,135
8/2/10 1:06 P

Wow! Your daughters would probably all be best friends with mine! Everyone always tells me how wonderful she is....until they see the other side. When she's not happy, ain't nobody happy! My son who's two is so easy. No emotion, just all boy.

The best cure I have for my daughter is that when she's in a fit, I send her to her room to calm down and when she's calm, she makes the choice to come back down. If she slams her door her throws something at her closet door, it comes off. No questions, and she knows it. Sometimes it takes her an hour. Sometimes its 5 minutes.

8/1/10 10:12 P

My daughter fancies herself a princess and good gosh she acts like it. She is gonna be 5 in September and honestly its not getting any better. She loves people and animals but when she is hungry or tired the world hates her and she don't have a mommy or daddy or sister and bursts into tears.

KCHINAK Posts: 8
8/1/10 11:13 A

I *HAD* to respond here! My daughter is now 4.5 and it's gotten no better! We thought soon she'll be out of these terrible twos, then, WTH? Terrible three's? Now we just know, she's terrible!! LOL. She is super smart and charming and loves to make you laugh but when she's mad, oh. my. word.
I also have a son who has been good as gold since the day he was born so I know it's not all me. She is a handful, no joke. emoticon

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7/31/10 8:51 A

My 3 almost 4year old daughter is a DRAMA QUEEN~!~ she is a great kid, but OMG when she freaks out, you would think someone was chopping off her head!

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