I have a 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter, who is extremely sensitive. They play together fairly nicely half the time but my 6 yr old likes to boss the other around, tell her she is wrong, make her feel stupid (ex. "you dont know anything, what's 1+1. Its 2 see you didn't even know."), make her the bad guy (she made me do it, she made me lose). It has taken a toll on her and it makes me so sad. She has difficulty with other kids. The teachers say she has a few close friends but I have him in karate and there are kids she can play with and she will not. She will sit with me the whole time, I try to interact with the other kids to show her its ok, but she reacts negatively towards them. She will crunch up her nose and get a mean little look and stay that way until they back off. She is skeptical of adults and kids alike. On a field trip a little girl said they should have a sleep over and later my girl said "i thought you didn't like me" to the other girl:(
I give her positive compliments throughout the day to try and raise her confidence but that just seems to make her more demanding towards me. I've tried to make him see how it makes her feel, he used to make fun of her writings and drawings so I got out all his pre-school work and had him compare their work from the same age and he has backed off in that area and actually compliments her work occasionally. I've punished with timeouts and spanking (esp. the name calling, their favorites stupid and poopie). It's a never ending battle. He plays nicely with his friends but they will not. I don't have the patience to make them spend the entire day in time out, that's what it would take to correct their behavior (this is just one issue). I'm just at my wits end here.
Answer by bamachild88 at 10:51 AM on Jan. 13, 2011
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