I was just curious and wanted to ask all of you who are raising/have raised little girls if you recognize this kind of behavior. I am hoping and assuming it is normal, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
My three year old princess has been mopey and whiny lately. Anytime we tell her to do something that she doesn’t want to do, or rebuke her for doing something she shouldn’t be doing, or deny her something she wants, she is going all serious on us. No screaming, rarely crying, just whining.
She has this droopy and sad face that kinda looks like “I want you to die” and then kinda looks like “I am pitiful and sad.” I hope to get a picture of it some day. (Well, well, well. How convenient. She just wanted her brother to play with her and would not let go of him, we told her to let go, and I snapped this foto.)
In addition to the faces (which I try really hard not to laugh at but they are cute), she wants to be held. The other day while the wife was holding her, she was still mad and wouldn’t look at or talk to her mother. We are trying to find the balance between being sensitive to her sensitivity and not allowing her to be spoiled and get her way every time she responds this way.
I have intentionally not held her when she was moping this way.
Anyone else familiar with this? Got any stories? Any ideas?