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Mama Drama: Chilling a Chatterbox

Dear Mama Drama: My five year old daughter is very bright, very verbal, and very passionate. She is a delight to be around most of the time and has tons of ideas and information to share, but she often struggles to let others have a turn talking in social situations. She gets so excited about what she wants to say that she interrupts or talks over others and then does not understand when they are frustrated with her. Her teachers have also noted this and indicate that it is beginning to have a negative effect on her friendships. How can I help her learn to be more patient and honor what others have to say? ~Chattered Over Mama  (photo credit) Dear Chattered Over: It is wonderful that you recognize the positives of your daughter’s intellect and enthusiasm. Helping her find the balance betwe...