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why does a child keep wanting to behave like a small baby?

My child is always wanting to know how she was as a baby, details about babies in general and acts like a baby make cooing noises, otherwise she is fine when with here friends is has just turns 11 has been like this for the past 3 years?
In Topics: School and Academics, Parenting / Our Family, Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Dec 26, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing,

Perhaps your child and you can discuss this through art or storytelling to help her feel safe in a way where she can discuss her birth story. She also may be reflecting what others have discussed with her, so now may be a good time to ask if others have had siblings just born, etc.

Praising her as a mature tween and discussing how much you enjoy her talents and growth may help her to be more assured in her changing body and at a time where she is more emotional due to life changes.  

This website may be very helpful for both of you: http://www.anniefox.com/teens/ask.html

Good luck!

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