Words and reasoning are not working. I threat to be punished in his room and I never follow through and he knows it. Now he's starting to act like he's running the show.
I put him in his room, he's crying like crazy. I feel bad even though I shouldn't. How long do I keep him in there, I need him to realize I mean business and he needs to listen to him.
I just need some advice how to proceed... how long do I keep him there, what do I say afterwards? Does he stay in the rest of the day? Tv, video games, I'm just not sure what's too strict but obviously my words have no effect on me and he doesn't take me seriously.
This is not crazy behavior. It's the fact of talking back fresh (especially in front of his friends) and then simply ignorning me when I ask him questions, giving me hard time with homework. JUST NOT LISTENING and then having a 2 year old temper tantrum. Um, he's 8 years old.
Answer by FuTureMrsPaRRy at 4:20 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 4:41 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
He can stay in there until he decides to behave. Make it clear to him that his actions have consequences, and that it is up to him what they will be. He has the power. When he chooses to misbehave, he is choosing the consequence. When he chooses to behave, he chooses the praise. 8 years old is more than old enough to understand this. However, you, mama, have to follow through with consequences. This can be done without yelling because yelling just means the kids stop listening anyway.
Answer by Pnukey at 9:58 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 11:45 PM on Feb. 11, 2010