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my 6 year old son talks back all the time mostly to mom

He has everything so small rewards for good behavior does not work, what is the best punishment for a kid that has too much


Asked by legosarefun at 6:40 PM on Jun. 10, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • That's your first problem is rewarding good behavior. These psychiatrists think that's a great trick but we are teaching our children to not do what is expected of them unless there is a reward to follow. We are not teaching them self-respect, respect for others or self-esteem. If the reward isn't good enough, they don't have to do what is expected. What happens when the child won't do anything unless you buy them a new sports car? What are you going to do then? He's old enough to face the consequences of bad behavior. If spanking isn't for you, try making him write 100 times how he must not talk back to his mother.

    Answer by attap5 at 7:02 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • Soap in the mouth works great lol

    Answer by Amberlovesher3 at 6:42 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • Start taking some of all that too much stuff he has and have him earn it back with good behavior.

    Answer by meooma at 6:47 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I would do time-outs, loss of privileges and lots of writing.

    Answer by ceciliam at 7:16 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • time out, take away his favorite toys, stop with the rewards till his attitude changes.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:41 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • Ignore some of it and also tell him he will lose privileges. Also, tell him you will not talk to someone who does not talk politely. Stay calm and matter of fact

    Answer by whitepeppers at 7:26 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I would start taking things away. If he loves to play with a certain toy, take it away. Take away all of his toys if need be. Tell him that in order to have his things that he loves he needs to be respectful.

    Answer by KristinRox at 7:36 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I often have to remind my children to make good choices and thinking about what they say before they say it. There are always warnings and then consequences when they don't make good choices when speaking. Their consequences range from time outs to loss of computer time (sometimes for extended lengths of time).

    Answer by slw123 at 7:43 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • we use alot of time out and taking toys away

    Answer by momkaribg at 8:17 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • we take things away and when that dosent work nothing like a fingertip of vinegar on the tongue

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 8:53 PM on Jun. 10, 2011