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5 year old daughter is emotional and sleeping alot
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Misty1722 posted:
My 5 year old daughter has started kindergarden this year which she has had no problems in school, but the last few days she has been super emotional and just wants to sleep. She is usually very outgoing and i would like others point of views to help me find out what could be causing this. As a female her moodswings remind me if she was old enough to have a period. I dont know if she is getting ready to have a growth spurt or if there is something else going on.
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iocasta responded:
It is most likely she is adjusting to Kindergarten. When Levi started Kindergarten we were warned about thievery same issues are seeing. Things should improve in a couple of weeks.
 
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mrswhitecastle responded:
I have two girls, and there are times I swear they have PMS! I can't speak for boys, but it seems pretty normal for girls to have the mood swings. It could be she is adjusting to Kindergarten, having a growth spurt, or maybe she's fighting some bug. I'd give it a few more days and see how things go.

There are days I make my girls take a rest after school. Neither one of them wants to sleep, but I make them stay in their beds and read books for 30 to 60 minutes, and that seems to help a lot.
Emily (7) Elizabeth (5)
 
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Misty1722 replied to mrswhitecastle's response:
Thank you.. Im Going to give it a few more days and if she dont get better im going to go to the dr to c if she does have a bug or something. ill try the rest thing after school to c if that helps at all.
 
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Misty1722 replied to iocasta's response:
Thanks... im hoping thats all that it is... she is going all day now so its a big change
 
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brittneyS replied to Misty1722's response:
My son is also 5 years old and he just started kindergarten too and when he comes home hes in a bucky tired mood and actually some days he would sleep from 3-5:30 or 6pm because he was tired and adjusting to school.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Misty!

I agree with everyone else. A a longer school day is a huge adjustment. My 4 year old started a "hunger strike" after she entered pre-K this year.

Our Parenting Community Expert addressed school adjustment here. There might be some changes you can make to help the transition. Click the link below for some suggestions:

How can I help my 4 year old adjust to school? Would a less stressful morning routine be helpful?

I agree that a visit to the doctor is in order if she doesn't show improvement in the next few days. The "back-to-school sickness" is hitting both of my kids schools right now.

Haylen
 
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tlkittycat1968 responded:
Also, behaving and doing what you "should" do all day is very tiring for a child. Believe it or not, her acting out when she gets home means she loves and trusts you. I'm not surprised she's tired when she gets home. Maybe allowing her to take a short (no more than an hour) nap when she gets home will help.


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