My preschooler is getting terribl snippy and belligerent lately. Short of duct tape, what can I do? I'm really getting fed up. I've asked her to resay what she wants to in a nice way. I've tried to explain how it feels to be talked to disrespectfully. I've ignored her. I've tried time-out. I've refused to give her things she asks for if the requests come with the smarty pants attitude that seems to be getting worse in the last month or so. Last night, I even resorted to picking up the phone and threatening to call Santa Claus, which worked for the moment but not for much longer than that. Any creative ideas I've missed?
Answer by Rosehawk at 2:27 PM on Dec. 2, 2012
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Answer by Princess_s21 at 2:10 AM on Dec. 2, 2012
Good luck with her attitude and she isn't even close to teen years yet. I feel for you. My way was old fashioned. The minute it came out of their mouth. I would say "What did you just say". If they had their nerve to say it again. they would get a spanking or a pop on the mouth. If it was a refusal to do something I told them to do I would just inform them they will do it or not perks for that day.
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