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Child Behavior

Mon, Feb 8th 2010

My 4 year old niece has been throwing things or kicking her classmates at daycare since she was 21/2 yrs old. She also started wetting the bed at age 31/2 when her mom moved into a new house. She does not act up when she is with me for the weekend or when she spends days at a time with her grandmother. She actually cries to her daycare teacher when her mother picks her up from daycare, telling her she wants to go to her grandmother's house and she doesn't want to go to mommy's house. The behavior stopped a few months ago but has started again. She lives with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. The day care suggested to her mom to take my niece to a child counselor.  Her mom tookk her twice and decided the counselor was wrong about the solution which was that the child was feeding off the mother's anger and anxiety.

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