Our expert says:
Try the parenting forum, as well. And I'm sure other readers should be able to contribute some of their fine experienced advice.
Your observations are perceptive, and I'd think this is indeed age inappropriate for 6. At times kids can be nearly insatiable in desiring attention. You say she gets lots of attention - but is this, still, maniplative behaviour, designed to get things her own way ? I'd be tempted to try out-manipulating her - when she starts the crying without tears response on not getting something she wants, I'd be inclined to very seriously say, "Oh dear, if you CRY about this, then I really can't even think of giving it to you - not if this upsets you so much." And then leave her to gerself.
And also, tie it in to your other discipline. "Sorry, but remember how yesterday you did X, which I'd asked you not to do, when I looked away ? Well, because of that I can't give you what you want, now."
What do others think ?
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