I have tried everything. We have tried spanking her, just a light tap on her bottom to catch her attention, time out, taking toys away, sending her to bed, sending her to her room, "grounding" her (not taking her to the pool for a day), but none of this seems to help. I am looking more for ways of getting her attention and talking to her to get her to listen, rather than punishing first. I have used all of my mom's suggestions, and she suggested I find a website such as this one. :)
Thanks for any and all help!
It's probably a phase, the terrible two's, three's etc. Have you just tried ignoring her? Sounds like she may have found a way of always getting your attention. It's like negative reinforcement. Don't be so attentive to her when she acts out (unless it's a dangerous situation of course) & she won't relate bad behavior to getting attention. Worked for us!
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