I am at a loss here. My daughter's attitude began when she was about 7/8 and has just gotten worse. She argues with everything I say, even the most trivial things. She rolls her eyes, throws fits, yells...I just don't know what to do anymore. The past couple of months have been pretty bad. She has lost all of her privilages so there is nothing left to take away. She was being a terror last night because I would'nt let her eat what she wanted for an evening snack. Well it snowballed from there and I sent her to bed early. After some cool down time I went into her room and we had a nice long talk. I told her how I felt, she told me how she felt. We had a great discussion. I thought it was very productive and that maybe we were heading in the right direction. WRONG! It began all over again as soon as she woke up this morning. She fought me on everything...getting up and motivated, what I made for breakfast, what I was making her for lunch, and apparently it was all my fault she has an attitude because I " keep telling her things." Oh, and somehow it was my fault her backpack wasn't zipped!
It has gotten to the point where being around her is hard. If one small thing isn't going her way, she goes into attitude mode. She isn't like this at school. She makes good grades and does well in her after school activities. As a SAHM I am always there for her and spending time with her. It seems like it's never enough for her. Basically it feels like this is her world and I'm just here for the ride. HELP!
For various reasons I don't believe in spanking, and I won't resort to that.
Even though she is very disrespectful, my daughter and I are very close. She opens up to me about everything....even when I don't ask. Sadly, we don't have any "family friends" My mother and sister (whom live very far away) have had phone conversations with her about how she has behaving. It works for a day or two, then it's back to the usual.
I have taken ALL of her privilages away. No ipod, radio, tv, no phone, no computer or video games, no friends. Also, after this morning I told her her bedtime has now an hour earlier for 2 weeks. I told her when this punishment started 3 weeks ago that she would have to earn her privilages back as I saw fit. Well she has yet to deserve one. She almost got her ipod back but moments before I was going to praise her and return it, she began yelling at me over putting away her laundry.Answer Question
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