She has been here with us for about 5 months. She has had a very lonely past, where she was neglected by her birth mother (we know the birth mother personally), and when she lived with BM, she was tossed around from sitter to sitter for days on end. Finally when she got the love and attention she deserved, she was in her second foster home. She lived with this family for a year, and then here she goes moving again. This time she joined our family! She is very strong-willed and independant, then other times it seems like she is digressing back to an early age in life (she is in therapy for this now). She also has an de-attachment disorder (not sure of the name off hand). What I am trying to do is come up with effective ways of discipline. I have tried: time-outs, taking things away, taking away TV or Wii for whatever amount of time, and also grounding to sit on her bed for an hour or so. I would love your ideas!!! Please help..
Answer by daughteroftruth at 2:33 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by gracefulsky at 11:07 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
Answer by fairyinabubble at 11:04 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
If she is in therapy, It might be best asking that person what would be a punishment for her.
Answer by sta517 at 11:06 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
Answer by Ash9724 at 11:05 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
Try as much positive reinforcement as you can, also taking away the things that she enjoys the most. Once find something that works stick with it. Kids need consistency, so let her know your rules and make sure she understands the rules and the consequences for breaking them.
Answer by skittles1108 at 11:06 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
Hi, I adopted ten year old twin girls from foster care and I highly recommend you read this book
It helped me so much with my girls and helping them feel secure and making them realize that being in a family is worthwhile. Good luck and God Bless!
Answer by Luuckymommy at 11:24 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
Answer by Cassidhes_Mom at 1:52 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
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