My daughter is almost 9 and she is very disrespectful. She does nothing anyone asks her to. If we try and talk to her she won't listen and tries to manipulate her way out of the situation. I have tried everything, grounding, time outs and no sleep overs. She wouldn't clean her room, so I took everything out and she has to earn it back but she doesn't care. I cry every night because I am just so fed up. If DH and I ground her, she goes crying to her aunt and makes us look like the bad guys. How can we get control of her when everyone else lets her run wild and be disrespectful to them. What else can I do? We've tried it all and her attitude is getting worse. When her aunt tried discliplining her, my dd called and said her aunt was trying to kill her. She does the same to us. She knows it don't work on me, but when she goes making up outrageous tales it has made DH afraid to even disclipline her. HELP..
Asked by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by SinCitiChick at 2:56 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
Thank you for your wonderful idea's. I had a calm talk with her. I also madea chart, household rules and what happens if they are broken. A rewards chart too. I hung the charts up, so they know what happens if a rule is broken. I put up a separate chart, where I can keep track of who broke what rule and the punishment for it. My daughter took it very seriously, but she realizes now the consequences. She's been on her best behavior ever since. I expect her to test me on it and I will stick to it. I hope this works! Oh, I made it for my 5 year old son too, that's why I said they.
The soup kitchen and all of that, I will do. I want her to see how good she has it.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
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