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Yup, like th subject says - what are yours like?
Do they listen? Are they tidy? Do they run rampant with other kids or prefer to play nicely?
I have four year old twin boys and boy, they really are a handful!! But alone, they're darlings!
Just thought I'd check out what any other kids their age were like.
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Friday, 2 December 2011 4:49 a.m.
Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:51 a.m.
I'm living in the house of horrors. 4year old DD is a delite when she's on her own getting all my attention..add in 2xnearly 2 year olds and it's chaos. Yesterday after a long long wait at the drs with all 3 4year old went running round the surgery as we where supposed to be leaving which has many corridors that form a circuit round and back to reception. Would not come when called and led the twins astray as well. There was no punishment or delayed punishment threat like loss of telly etc that would convience her that it would be better to listen...I honestly thought this is the moment when a short sharp smack on the bottom would of been a helpful parenting aid. I ended up running round after them and then when I found one would run and put it in the car then go back and hunt down another one...looked like the worlds crappiest mother to all the oldies in the waiting room. I was so exhausted and sleep deprived up since 4am and in the final day of a long 2 wks with hubby overseas. I had a big talk with dd on the way home said 'am I a bad mother' a:'No' Well all those people at the drs think I'm a bad mother because you would not do as I asked. When we go out and you don't do as I ask it makes other people think I'm not a good mother...she got very upset and teary, hopefully some of that will get thru and stick in her brain!
Friday, 13 July 2012 7:03 a.m.
I'm so relieved I'm not the only one with a wilful 4 year old. My daughter turns 5 in late November and was prety good up until the last month or so. I think she's bored at kindy. She loves learning and being challenged and I think she has outgrown kindy. Daycare seems to keep her more stimulated as she does more writing and learning tasks there. I can't wait for school visits to start. Hopefully I'll get my DD back then, instead of Grotty Grotbags!!
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 11:21 a.m.
Funny you say about 9 year old girls Mellopuff, at this age they ate going through a growth sprurt and hormone changes. I see it dramatically at my dance classes, great coordinated girls become clumsy and tearful then back to coordinated and lovely within a couple of years.
4year olds are fun too, so much pressure to be bigger than they really are.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:55 a.m.
My 4 year old is currently doing my head in!!!!!! He finally ate dinner tonight after a week of choosing to go to bed instead of eating. He put me on my butt in the middle of the road this morning because he wanted to go to his grandparents and I said no. He his angry. He is very physical. He seems constantly bored!!!!! I have worked in early childhood centres for 8 years and have noticed that 4 year old boys seem to suddenly find themselves in limbo where they're not old enough for school but kindy/ monty/ whatever isn't giving them what they need....they're kind of like mini-teenagers because they don't seem to know what to do with themselves. We're doing lots of breathing exercises in our house!!!!
Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:09 a.m.
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Friday, 2 December 2011 12:50 p.m.
hi i have a 4 year old he is such a good little boy very quiet and listens most of the time i got 4 boys 2 6 8 and my 4 year old and my 4 is the most well behaved 1 out of the lot on the other hand my 2 dam he drives me up the wall lol i hope he gets beter as he grows up
Friday, 2 December 2011 9:54 a.m.
Oh what I have to look forward to. You should give 9yr old girls a go. Their a hoot. NOT
Friday, 2 December 2011 9:43 a.m.
Ditto exactly what ekubo said. I have a four year old son. Hell on earth. Don't even remind me about 6 ekubo.
Friday, 2 December 2011 7:31 a.m.
4 yr old twins must do your head in lol. I've always maintained that four is WAY harder than two. My youngest darling boy will be four middle of next year so I'm starting to feel nervous.
The older two were perfect angels at two and little hell spawn demons at four. Ds3 was hard work at two so I'm hoping that translates to an easier four. Time will tell.
At two it's frustration, not understanding etc, all developmental stuff. At four they generally know what they're doing, and they've had that much longer to learn which buttons are worth pushing. At least it only lasts for a short time, but then there's six.
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