My 5 year old little girl is of course at that age where she is testing her limits. EVERY night it is the same fight to get her to put her pj's on. I tell her to do it 20 times and it takes her 30 minutes to do it. Of course I threaten to spank her if she doesn't do what I say, and of course I threaten A lot more than I do spank. Well tonight I got mad and told her if she didn't put her pj's on now I was going to spank her. She looked at me and " fine just go ahead and spank me". UGHHHHH!!! her little mouth and attitude are about to drive me crazy. We have done time out, taken toys away, and spanked her. Nothing is working. She is so sweet and good when we are out or when she is at preschool, but she comes home and turns into a mean little monster. I really do not know what to do anymore, and I am afraid she is just going to get worse.
Answer by my2.5boys at 1:34 AM on Jun. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Jun. 13, 2009
Well, I hope you did just that! There is noooo way my kids would get away with talking to me like that. If you didn't go ahead and spank her after she said that, that is why she acts like she does. You threaten and she knows you're not gonna follow through. You have taughther that you just make empty threats and she is testing you to see if you really mean what you say. Obviously you don't and she knows it. The best thing you could have done is give her a nice hard spanking right then and let her know you mean what you say. Consistency is the key. You can't blame her for her bad behavior if you're not going to parent her correctly. This is what's wrong with so many parents these days... too lazy to parent their children & teach them personal discipline.
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