Q. Our 6-year-old is completely boy crazy. She loves attention from boys of all ages and spends a great deal of time primping in front of the mirror before going anywhere. She often begs me to let her wear bright red dress-up lipstick to church (a big "no"). Is this normal for her age? Her father and I give her plenty of attention. I can't understand why she needs all of this attention, and I worry that it will only get worse as she gets older.
By Karen L. Maudlin, Psy.D.