I have tried everything. My daughter doesn't appreciate the things that I work and buy for her. Example: today this new comforter set I just bought for her, she cut with her kiddie scissors. I am a single parent, I DO NOT put my hands on my child, and she is the only child. I have tried taking things away from her, no snack after school, no project time, no tv, no WII, etc...But every so often my daughter will do something that makes me think she doesn't care about the things I get for her. Besides what I have tried, is there anything else? And suggestions, anything us Moms have tried with their 5-soon to be 6 year old? HHHHEEEEELLLLPPPPP...Answer Question
Answer by older at 10:40 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 10:42 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
Answer by Kimimale at 10:43 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
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Answer by GoodyBrook at 11:11 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
Answer by sahlady at 11:17 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
btw... the key to ALL PARENTING is consistency. They NEED to know that what you say is law and you WILL enforce it. I now have two teenagers and they are really pretty good kids. They KNOW that if I say something will happen it will. They have learned over the years that my word is law.
It will make EVERY thing easier.... so dont make idol threats... simply follow through.
with that said, since the kids are so good we have allowed them to present a well thought out argument IF given respectfully... and we have reversed our decisions... but not until they were older.
Answer by sahlady at 11:19 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:43 PM on Mar. 19, 2011