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lunabelly's Avatar lunabelly 12:46 AM 07-24-2008
I don't know if she's just growing really fast or if it's her hormones, but all of a sudden dd is falling all over the place. Not, only that but when she hurts herself, she cries hysterically. This is totally new.

She's going through some big transitions right now, so I think the crying is more about letting off some stress, but the falling down? Today we were at the airport, and she tripped on the people mover and did a complete face plant. Poor girl.

Anybody notice this with girls or boys?

MusicianDad's Avatar MusicianDad 01:56 AM 07-24-2008
I had a stage of bumping into, tripping over and banging my head on pretty much everything around me when I was a tween. It could just be a growth spurt type of thing and her brain hasn't quite caught up with the extra body length.
redveg's Avatar redveg 02:03 AM 07-24-2008
My dd falls up the stairs! She is always tripping over everything, including her own feet. I think it's normal. Her legs and feet are growing faster than she can keep up with. I am 42 and still trip? My dd laughs like nobody's business, when she falls. I just added it to the many things that is a part of growing up?
sfresco's Avatar sfresco 12:53 PM 07-24-2008
Normal.
My 11 year old broke her glasses 2 times in 2 days.
We keep raising her bike seat but she is weaving and wobbling more than her 8 year old sister.
arkiegrl's Avatar arkiegrl 03:34 PM 07-24-2008
My dd is 13 and I think their brains become detached from the rest of their bodies...a couple of months ago, she decided to try to step on upside down fish tank needless to say, it didn't support her. Now she has a nice, deep scar, kinda looks like a skinny heart, on her lower leg.

And she can walk down the hall and forget where she was going at least 3 times....lol
MusicianDad's Avatar MusicianDad 10:46 PM 07-24-2008
Don't worry, brain is still attached. Just has to readjust it's proprioception (the unofficial sixth sense). It's what our brain uses to tell our body and itself where each part of the body is, what it needs to do to complete and action, judges the amount of muscle needed for specific actions like picking up a box, and determining what our body can or cannot accomidate (like "that slots too small for me to slip through" or "That might be strong enough to hold my weight.")
californiajenn's Avatar californiajenn 03:36 AM 07-25-2008
I was SO clumsy as a teen! I grew very quickly and didn't know how to handle my body for about a year.

It will pass but put away the breakables for a while.
harrietsmama's Avatar harrietsmama 02:47 PM 07-25-2008
yep, I was the same way. My body grew so fast, especially my legs. I was like a gazelle with it's shoe strings tied together. The emotional stuff too. Our minds have growth spurts too and messages get mixed and intensify in normal situations. It will pass. Do you remember when you had a toddler you wish you could just talk to? Here she is! Give her lots of and support
Marsupialmom's Avatar Marsupialmom 12:45 AM 07-26-2008
I did that!!!!!!
mommy68's Avatar mommy68 09:34 AM 07-28-2008
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Originally Posted by arkiegrl View Post
My dd is 13 and I think their brains become detached from the rest of their bodies...a couple of months ago, she decided to try to step on upside down fish tank needless to say, it didn't support her. Now she has a nice, deep scar, kinda looks like a skinny heart, on her lower leg.

And she can walk down the hall and forget where she was going at least 3 times....lol
Now this totally sounds like my 13 yr old. he's always doing the silliest things that take very little common sense to figure out. I don't know where his mind is at these days. He's totally hormonal I guess.
Bekka's Avatar Bekka 11:36 AM 07-28-2008
I was exceptionally clumsy from age 8 through about 15. Talk about making sports a bad experience. My legs and feet grew so fast ...
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