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OMG! Do you have a little girl that cries and cries? (7 yrs. old)

She is driving me crazy I talk to her all I asked was clean her room and she throws a fit and starts to cry and say she does not want to clean up. I get the belt and give her 2 swats (I don't want to hear it for those against using the belt keep to yourself) she starts to clean up but she is dragging butt so I get up and write down a sentence about her crying and tell her to write it 5 X's she throws another fit then I said 10X's for throwing a fit now she is just crying and crying she is really working on my nerves...arg! She really is a good girl but this is one of those days that she gets this way :/ Is this a sign of laziness? If so...what can I do to prevent this from getting worse?
Thank you ladies for listening and I needed to vent.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (7)
  • Set up a chore board so you can have her do what needs to be done, but she has some control over the pace. A behavior chart may work too. As for the emotional part- my 8 y/o girl gets whinny from time to time, and I hate to say it, but it is prob pre-adolesence! I read an article that says some girls enter puberty as young as 7- so the moods may be hormonal! Look out! Agh!

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:59 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Is she getting enough one on one time form you and praise when she does things right? Just an idea that she might need some Mommy time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • "from" you

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Ahh its the age.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:30 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • maybe she's trying to get her way. she might be thinking you'll give in and not make her clean her room. my little sister did this a lot. my step mom didn't want to deal with her so she always got her way when she threw a fit.

    Answer by xavierlogan09 at 8:34 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • my dd cries alot when asked to clean up too. She either sits and watches tv or she cries after she is yelled at for not cleaning up. I think a chore board is a great idea for her age. You can also maybe start her on an allowance if she finishes her chores & take her to the store to see what she can buy with her money.

    Answer by babybutastink at 8:45 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Stick to your guns, momma. And like someone else suggested, maybe a chore chart with stickers rewarded when the chore is done. The ability of being able to see what they accomplished helped my kids a lot!

    Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 10:42 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

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