how do you discipline a 10 n 12 yr old? my 12 yr old really has a mouth on her n thinks she's the adult...the 10 yr old daughter is following in the same tracks, but not quite as bad...she realizes when she's pushed me too far and knows when to quit...children are just way different now days then us parents were at that age...although not cussing, she still got that back talk thing goin on....n no matter what my husband do or say...it doesn't seem to work...not only that, like when we tell them to be in before dark, they come in 30 minutes after it has gotten dark...Answer Question
Answer by evelynwest at 11:21 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
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Answer by CEOAprilMarie at 11:32 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
What ever you do, don't let them drag you into arguing about it. If you are spending a lot of time lecturing or arguing with them, then what you are doing isn't working right. If they break a rule, they lose a privilege, so if they come in 30 minutes late, the next day they don't get to go out at all. Don't waste your breath lecturing them about coming in late; just say something like, "it's so sad for you that you didn't make it in by dark. Now you'll have to stay home all day tomorrow." It will be tempting to say more, but don't. If they try to argue just say, "I love you too much to argue."
Check out Love & Logic for lots of ideas for getting them to be more responsible and better behaved. GL!
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:37 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
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