My almost 6 year old is really a good boy for the most part. We have a lot of issues with him being so arguementative and saying no to almost everything we ask him, no matter what it is. Even brushing his teeh, something we have done every single day since he had teeth! I have tried being nice and patient, but it is getting harder and harder. I have resorted to being mean and grounding him, cancelling playdates, etc.. whenever he puts up a fight or says no when I ask him to do things. I am not sure if this is working any better than when I tried to be paient. I am feeling like a real jerk too. I hate the fighting.
I am sure to praise him when he does do things I ask, which is VERY rare, but he is really happy when I do, and I would think he would try and continue the behavoir.. but no.
What can I do to keep from having to constanly fight with him to do things? Charts and prizes dont help either...
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