We are not a laid back family that lets our children rule the roost. So it's been a bit shocking to have this child that refuses at all costs to cooperate unless it's something he wants to do. He is being a VERY bad example for our youngers that are starting to copy his behavior. Everyone keeps saying he'll outgrow this behavior but...he's ....ELEVEN now...
Most days it's hard to be motivated for, because I feel as though all my children are following in his footsteps. He is such a manipulative, lying, little weasel...and as a mother I shouldn't think that. But he's always enjoyed turning my mother and I against each other over him, or anyone else he can control.
I just don't know what to do with him...... The more I don't react negatively to his rages, the bigger the tantrum gets. I swear he's trying to control us. If all attention is on him(good or bad) he figures he wins. He has so many opportunities
Asked by Anonymous at 7:12 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:15 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
Well the next time it is time to get something good like dinner out for the family. Bring him. But order a salad for him. Tell him why he is only getting salad. Because of is attitude/bad behavior. Ice cream time, he does not get any. Brthdays. No party cake or presants. You get the drift. When you are having a meal he really likes. Make him a PB&J sandwich. Only give him what he needs not what he wants. And tell him why.
Answer by louise2 at 7:22 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
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Answer by WomanWitty at 12:12 AM on Oct. 9, 2010
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