My 11 year old dd has such an attitude . She drives me crazy! She talks back and is always rolling her eyes.How do I break her of this?I realize she will be a teen soon but I want my sweet little girl back!Answer Question
take away privleges everytime she does 1 of those things?
Answer by proudmomma1986 at 6:20 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Your sweet little girl is gone; you now have an adolescent. Soon, you will have a teen, and then a young woman.
You need to choose your battles; I ignore the eyerolling (or roll my eyes back), because it is just not that big of a deal. I have a child who responds more to positive reinforcement than punishments, at 14, though, I still give her a timeout for whining or talking back.
I am not sure what else to tell you. There is not a magic tool here. The bigger the child, the bigger the problems.
Answer by rkoloms at 6:23 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 9:14 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by evelynwest at 10:59 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
I actually just had a talk with my 12 year old niece about this. My sister and her have been arguing alot about her attitude. My niece told me they promised to try and understand each other better, that my sister has to accept the fact that she is growing up and there will be times like this. I told my niece that while it was good they talked it through, she still has to realize that growing up doesn't give her an excuse to be disrespectful towards her mom, me or her grandmother. We get the eye rolling too! I told her that she also has to accept that even though she is growing up, she still has to respect and abide by the rules we set for her. (she spends alot of time with me.) She seemed receptive, maybe hearing it from someone else besides mom helps. Do you have another female that can have a talk with her?
Answer by nmmama09 at 1:04 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by mkrhodes84 at 12:27 AM on Jul. 3, 2010
My 9 yr old has a MAJOR sassy attitude and it drives me insane. There is always a reason behind their attitudes, however, figuring it out can be a challenge. She is still learning how to identify and process her emotions and it can be frustrating. You may heere "you just dont' understand" but in reality...they don't fully understand to process emotions appropriately. Sit down with her and let her know that "hear" her and that you've been in her position but respect in the home is mandatory. Encourage her o communicate with you. Finally, let he know that if she continues to be disrespectful and
Answer by Lily23 at 11:10 AM on Jul. 3, 2010
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