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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 09:41 AM   1
daneuse27
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Today's 7 year old?


Feeling depressed after a family gathering with my cousin's 7 year old daughter.

She had painted nails, and a face caked with make-up, pierced ears, had an iphone that she was singing Rhianna songs by heart from. She was super spoiled too; my mom had given her an Easter present that she just tossed aside without saying thank you. Before I was about to leave, she came up and asked me if I had any Easter presents for her.

Please tell me not all 7 year old kids are like this? Isnt there anyone who still wants kids to be kids?



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 12:16 PM   2
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I don't have a 7 year old myself but the ones I see where I work (in a school) aren't like your cousin's daughter. Except for they might know some songs by heart and paint their nails for fun. But then I remember knowing the words to all sorts of songs that really weren't very suitable for my age! Most of the children I know are very polite, thoughtful, enjoy playing still. I think there is a lot of pressure on them to grow up quickly. By age 10 I wouldn't say many of them 'played' with toys and their interests are pretty much boys, music and sport.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 12:22 PM   3
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Well, at 10 I think I had pretty much outgrown toys too, and I know I wore make up for fun from an early age. I knew Spice Girls songs by heart which I didn't understand the meaning of until I grew up. I think boys were becoming interesting around that age too. I guess everything combined in this girl was just a bit of a shock. She was also wearing high heels, a mini skirt and heavy perfume. :/



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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 12:35 PM   4
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I think she's an exception rather than a norm. High heels should be for playing dressing up at that age imo



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 13:14 PM   5
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Glad to hear that isn't the 'norm!' I hate the thought of my daughter being like that at 7.



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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 15:24 PM   6
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This is my 7 year old



Admittedly she's had her nails painted this week by her older cousin, but only in the way little kids like to play dress up. Each one a different colour. It's worn off now though, and her nails are teeny little stubby stumps anyway because she bites them, so it hardly looked glamourous.

-She doesn't have pierced ears
-She doesn't wear makeup
-She doesn't even wear jeans - she lives in jogging bottoms and t-shirts
-She has never even tried on a high heel. She wears trainers, and flat sandals in summer. Or wellies if it's raining.
-She doesn't wear skirts apart from party dresses for a parties (the kind with a big bow at the back and a frilly collar), and knee length dresses for summer time like this :

-She doesn't own a phone
-She doesn't watch music videos unless I specifically put some on (on youtube) - and I veto them first - no raunchy stuff allowed.
-Her favourite film is Matilda
-Her favourite songs are : The Macarena, Crazy Crazy Nights by Kiss, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses, and Sugar by System of a Down (but we skip past the swear words).
-Her favourite books are Enid Blyton ones - she's currently reading the second Famous Five book.
-Her favourite games are Chess, Guess Who, Go Fish, and Backgammon. Aside from that she loves drawing pictures and arty-crafty stuff, and riding her bike or fliker scooter.
-She also likes animals, and loves pretending to be an animal.
-Her favourite computer website is the Nick Junior one. She likes playing games as well like bejewelled.
-She's very polite, though she can be a bit of a lazy bum if I ask her to do something, she does usually do it - she takes the rubbish out for me, loads the washing machine, tidies toys up, makes breakfast for herself and her brothers (cereal), and makes drinks (dilute juice) for herself and her brothers. Also she cleans the staircase banister for me once a week and dusts the window sills.
-She also enjoys taking the dog for a walk around the field, and playing fetch with her.

I hope that's instilled a bit more confidence in you lol. She's a good lass my Lydia.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 15:35 PM   7
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This is my 7 year old



Admittedly she's had her nails painted this week by her older cousin, but only in the way little kids like to play dress up. Each one a different colour. It's worn off now though, and her nails are teeny little stubby stumps anyway because she bites them, so it hardly looked glamourous.

-She doesn't have pierced ears
-She doesn't wear makeup
-She doesn't even wear jeans - she lives in jogging bottoms and t-shirts
-She has never even tried on a high heel. She wears trainers, and flat sandals in summer. Or wellies if it's raining.
-She doesn't wear skirts apart from party dresses for a parties (the kind with a big bow at the back and a frilly collar), and knee length dresses for summer time like this :

-She doesn't own a phone
-She doesn't watch music videos unless I specifically put some on (on youtube) - and I veto them first - no raunchy stuff allowed.
-Her favourite film is Matilda
-Her favourite songs are : The Macarena, Crazy Crazy Nights by Kiss, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses, and Sugar by System of a Down (but we skip past the swear words).
-Her favourite books are Enid Blyton ones - she's currently reading the second Famous Five book.
-Her favourite games are Chess, Guess Who, Go Fish, and Backgammon. Aside from that she loves drawing pictures and arty-crafty stuff, and riding her bike or fliker scooter.
-She also likes animals, and loves pretending to be an animal.
-Her favourite computer website is the Nick Junior one. She likes playing games as well like bejewelled.
-She's very polite, though she can be a bit of a lazy bum if I ask her to do something, she does usually do it - she takes the rubbish out for me, loads the washing machine, tidies toys up, makes breakfast for herself and her brothers (cereal), and makes drinks (dilute juice) for herself and her brothers. Also she cleans the staircase banister for me once a week and dusts the window sills.
-She also enjoys taking the dog for a walk around the field, and playing fetch with her.

I hope that's instilled a bit more confidence in you lol. She's a good lass my Lydia.
Thats a huge relief! Your daughter sounds like a wonderful child



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 15:45 PM   8
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Thats a huge relief! Your daughter sounds like a wonderful child
haha thanks. Don't get me wrong, she has her difficult moments lol. Trouble is she's clever so she sometimes thinks she knows best. But all in all she's a good egg.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2013, 16:28 PM   9
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aww, Lydia is fabulous!



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2013, 07:02 AM   10
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Another 'normal' pre teen here as well. DD,Rachael is 8, almost 9. She has her ears pierced once, doesnt own heels, lives in jeans/leggings,is dotty about animals and also pretends to be an animal 90%of the time, doesnt have a phone. Currently reading harry potter



 
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