I have a just turned 4-year-old step daughter whose life I have been in for almost two years. In July, we went on vacation (myself, my 16-year-old son, one of his friends, my 12-year-old daughter, one of her friends, my husband, his 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.
We got there on Sunday and by Monday evening the youngest was constantly crying. Nothing happened, nothing was wrong with her and nothing had changed. She just started crying whenever I'd talk to her, her dad got out of her sight (even when he went to the bathroom). This lasted all week making things absolutely miserable for the rest of us.
It's now October and it hasn't stopped. She used to be fine with me, no problems between us at all. I play with her, bath her, fix her hair and include her with my daughter when we do things. But now I can't even ask her a question or look at her without her bawling.
I can't take it any more, I don't care if we get her or not when we're supposed to. I'd rather be at work than home when she's there. I'm at my wits' end; neither my kids nor I can take the constant crying and whining. I love kids but she has turned into such a brat I don't want to be around her.