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How do I discipline my 5year old daughter?

She was the baby until i had my 8 month old son and now she is out of control. she yells and screams and she hits bites and scratches her 2 older sisters. so far i have tried time outs taking toys away and not letting her watch tv and nothing is working. please someone help.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Nov. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • You cannot tolerate her behavior. Use a time out chair. Place her in the chair (one minute per year of age) so if she is five, she will be in time out for 5 minutes. Do not allow her out of the chair during that time. Set an egg timer. Don't interact with her while she is in the chair. She might fuss and carry on but don't allow her to get up. When she is done, ask her why she was placed in the chair. Ask for an apology and tell her if she does the behavior again she will go back in the chair. You can also put her toys in time out too. Good luck.

    Answer by twinkletoes0408 at 8:55 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Sounds like she is looking for attention Mom. I know you probably have your hands full; but you need to take some time each day that she has your undivided attention in a good way. Just some time where maybe you rock her; read to her; bake cookies with her. or go out for a smoothie-just you and her. Try that and see what happens. Tell her the hitting and biting are unacceptable and clip her nails.

    Answer by MamaAlice54 at 8:57 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • i agree with a
    pp, she may be seeking attention and she knows that her 'naughty' behavior will get her some attention even though its bad. perhaps praise and reward her good behavior so she tries to do that more?

    Answer by 82ndairbornewif at 8:59 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Keep putting her in time out. Do NOT let her slide at all. She thinks she can break you, but if you stay strong, she will get it that you mean business.

    Answer by salexander at 11:04 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

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