I am at my witts end with my 5 yr old son. We are having problems with a few issues. The biggest being his sarcasm or "smart mouth." I know this is typical of a 5 yr old, but he does it like he is grown. Another issue is fighting authority. Not just us, his parents, but his teacher. He tells her "No." or "I don't have to."
Today, out of nowhere he POKED (not stabbed) another child in the neck with a pencil (lead end). I take things from him, give him "time-out" (which i personally think is a complete joke) and, of course, the famous "Your dad will handle this when he gets home." but NOTHING works.
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTION!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Answer by mistynights234 at 12:13 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
I completely agree with mistynights234. Hitting to stop hitting makes no sense whatsoever. I learned it the hard way. my 4 year old dd hit me back, hard. She is now in consulting for anger issues. It has worked wonders. Give it a try.
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