my 8 year old thinks she knows it all and its driving me bananas she doesn't listen to me at all she always talks back to me and now she is teaching this to my 4 year old. i have given her spankings and time outs when she needs them but it doesn't seem to work. She just gets more rude by the day. Is there another way I can deal with this besides what I am doing? I don't know what else to do and I don't want my child to end up one of those unruley kids I see on tv or even in the neighborhood where I live at.Answer Question
Start taking things away. Like the TV, Computer time, games, going to friends talking on the phone, buying her things, dessert. Punish her bad behavior and make sure she knows WHY and exactly what she did to loose her privledges to renforce good behavior. Your the Mommy and your in charge. Dont give in or give uo and trying to get it through her head your the boss and what you say goes. When I was a kid and talked back to my mom we got a bar of soap in our mouth for it. I survived without being poisioned, and it keps me and my sisters in line.
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