5 yo sassiness and wants to be first


I have an almost 5 1/2 year old daughter - I have noticed that she has become very hyper and loud in the last few weeks - listening seems to be a huge problem as well. The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago - and she will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue tied on how or what to say to correct her. I notice that she will apologize sometimes after she acts ugly - because deep down she knows that what comes out of her mouth should not be. How do I go about correcting all of this - my husband thinks time out for 10 minutes - but I just don't think that phases her…

We just got back from a vacation with another family that have 2 girls close in age to my daughter - they all played very well together on the most part but I did hear her constantly wanting to "race" to see who would be first - everything seemed to be a competition - is this normal for this age?

There are a few other hiccups but we will start with these.
Thank you!

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