discipline/mean spirited-As her Dad and I think she is getting way too grown. Smart in the mouth. We are soooooooooooooooo tired of saying the same thing over and over. She treats us like crap, but is so respectful to outside influences (teachers etc...) Her Dad and I (my husband) are constantly telling her the mess she is watching on TV is not real. She is just becoming so annoying and she is my only daughter. My only child. I love her so much, but the smartness is turning me off from wanting to get closer to her. I have feelings also. Last night she got flip in the mouth AGAIN and I was clinching my teeth. She asked, "Mommy, why are you clinching your teeth". I started to say, "To keep me from banging you in your mouth". But I walked away.LORD, help me. I would never hurt her, but my anger level is through the roof with her. Am I wrong?Answer Question
You are saying the same thing over and over and it's not working. Put some consequences into how you're parenting her. If you don't like what she's watching, change the channel. Certainly, you pay the cable bill so it's your choice what gets watched. Change your attitude and she will change hers.
The sooner you do this, the better. I found ScreamFree by Hal Runkle inspiring. It really got me to change how I deal with DD.
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I had a mouthy 6 y/o who told me "no" one day when I asked her to clean her room. So after striping her room of everything (toys, t.v., VCR, bed) I started to take the bed and she finally complied and she cleaned her room. But she had to earn back her toys a little at a time. Now she is 10 yo and she keeps her room clean and can do any cleaning list I leave for her. Tough love is hard, but it's worth it in the end.
Answer by luvmygrlz at 12:01 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Nip it in the bud. Just let her know emphatically what is acceptable and what isn't. Be firm and consistent.
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