I have been babysitting a couple kids and the oldest is 10 years old. He is very manuplative and doesn't listen at all. He teases his younger sister and teaches her bad words that she is repeating in front of my kids. I look young for my age and kids don't seem to think they have to listen to me. I don't know how to discipline kids like this. I hate to tell their mom every little thing they did wrong. How do I go about getting respect from these kids? It is like this with other kids in our neighborhood that come over too. I am normally soft-spoken but try to be as firm as I can.Answer Question
Answer by geminisummerz at 5:55 PM on Jul. 21, 2010
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Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:58 PM on Jul. 21, 2010
A ten year old is at that age where they want to be able to watch themselves. He especially needs a lot of activity and lots of them need to be outside. Keep him busy, give him some duties that the younger children can not do yet. Just clear it all with their Mom first. Even ask her if what he likes to do. Also let him have some to himself to read comics or something like that. See if there are some neighborhood children that are closer to his age that can come over. Kids that age are easier to watch if they have a friend to be around.
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