My daughters ages 6 and 8. Are getting a little bit older, and it seemed like just yesterday they were the happy go lucky girls that only wanted to make me happy! However, not they are becoming rebellious, and they are starting to disobey me... a lot! I've tried time outs on the wall, but that is just ineffective. I've tried sitting them down and writing "I will listen to my mother" over and over. I have grounded them and restricted them from going outside to play with their friends. I just don't know what else to do, but these are proving to be just as ineffective as time outs on the wall, and the thing that scares me the most is that if I don't stop it now it's only going to get worse and carry into their teenage years! Other mothers have suggested I spank them, but with all due respect I'm trying to avoid that road.Does anyone have any suggestions, or can someone share what they do as a form of discipline? Age appropriate of course.Answer Question
Answer by Dardenella at 5:07 PM on Jul. 30, 2013
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Answer by missanc at 5:26 PM on Jul. 30, 2013
My grandchildren have piggy banks and when they get defiant they are told they will start losing quarters from the piggy bank. It's what works with them. You literally need to find the "currency" that works.........it's whatever is the most important thing to the child. Each kid has a "currency". With my youngest it was watching the trash truck go through the neighborhood. I got miles out of that activity because he loved it so much! It's just one example. What was important changed as he got older.
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