Ok i have 3 kids who do not like to listen to me. my oldest challenges me to no end. no matter what i tell her she wont do unless i spank her or get real mean. I am at my wits end with what to do with her because i am tired of the constant arguing and fights that we have. I have tried time out spanking taking things away and nothing seems to work. Her dad and i are going through a divorce going on 2 and half years now. he's fighting it. He even told them not to listen to me when we were together. she tells me that she wants to go to her dads because he is not mean like i am. He lets them do what they want. SHe is the one that cause s the most problems and her siblings are starteing to follow suit. what can i do to make her mind me without spanking her. I dont like to resort to that. I would appreciate any help. She is 8 soon to be nine and the others are 7 and soon to be 6
Answer by elizabr at 5:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 5:08 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Let the kids know your expectations and also what the consequences will be. And then stick to them, make them reasonable though, like time outs or taking away privileges. Also when the kids do what you want make sure you praise them. Just stick to your guns and the kids will figure out that the rules are different at each house and that they need to follow your rules at your house. Of course they think dad's is more fun when they can do whatever they want, but too bad. Make sure to spend some time doing fun stuff too, like arts and crafts and playing games. If you stick to it, it will get better!!!
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:23 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
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