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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

After O. has gotten up again, we accept her request to stay downstairs (which is usually more an ultimatum of the form "Either you stay in my room with me, or I'll come downstairs again, anyway. ...
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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

When I was a child, I hated to be alone in my room during the night. And I hated the idea that my parents were still awake, doing possibly interesting things, and I had to stay here alone in the dark. ...
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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

I think one potential solution, which you alluded to briefly, is to force her to get up a specific (early-ish) time every day. Open the window, turn on the lights, play some loud music, pull off her ...
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How do I teach letting go to a 5 year old?

My daughter (10) is similar. There is a certain song that (for unknown reasons) brings up feelings of panic and anxiety for her any time she hears it. Once she's heard it, she fixates on it for ...
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6-year-old loves making her little sister cry by dialogue

You're saying the verbal side has developed over the past 2 or so years. It isn't explicitly stated, but I take it that this has developed at the expense of physical acting out? Has the hitting and ...
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6-year-old loves making her little sister cry by dialogue

It's not Y's responsibility to learn to toughen up. She is being emotionally abused by her sister, and for some reason, you have not put a stop to it. Every time her sister hurts her, it will hurt her,...
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6-year-old loves making her little sister cry by dialogue

There's nothing you can do with Y to make Y feel better. You have to solve this by stopping O's behavior. Make sure you're around them enough to correct her. Pull her aside and say, simply, that she's ...
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