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Gimme a break: when a 5-year-old wants everything she sees
Q: My 5-year-old has recently gotten the “Gimmies.” She can't walk into a store without something catching her eye, and she won’t walk out without either us buying her something, which normally we don't, or her having a tantrum. I know this isn't unusual, but it’s unusual for my child. This is a recent behavioural change for her. It doesn't matter what it is—she just wants something. I also have a younger daughter who is 3½, and we’re expecting another in April.