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Monday, August 21, 2006

What do you do when the single biggest problem with your pre-tween is Utter Silence!?

My eight-year-old is going through a phase that is terribly challenging for me. See, she's *always* been relatively quiet, and mild mannered, but when she was small it seemed like a blessing. I didn't get how difficult it would ultimately be to wring ANY kind of response or opinion out of her.

What's worse, she's spending a great deal of time pouting and looking generally morose. When asked if she's okay, or upset or what exactly, she tends to respond with a barely audible, monotone "yes".

You can't "time out" OR force a response... What's a mama to do?? Encourage? Lecture? Worry?

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