Does anyone have any good advice in what to do when your kid when telling them to go to their room to cool off says "make me" and goes and hides in other parts of the house in a "stand off" defiant way. I don't go try to find her, because I think that is what she wants. A power struggle.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Mar. 29, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
I agree it sounds like she is looking for the power struggle. I would just let her go hide wherever, she will come back then tell her now she still has to go to her room for what ever amount of time she was in the other place, if she goes off to other parts of the house again just keep adding up the timeuntil she decides to go in her room. But I would also make sure that she is not getting tv, computer, phone while punished in her room. I just shut off the power to DS's room if he is punished to it.
Answer by goaliemom93 at 8:06 PM on Mar. 29, 2009
Answer by AK_aries at 12:43 PM on Mar. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Mar. 29, 2009
I would do the same thing. Ignore it. Let them win that battle b/c the point is for them just to go and cool off somewhere which sounds like that's exactly what they are doing. Next time you could say "go find you spot & cool off."
Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Mar. 29, 2009
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