My 6 year old (yes, still having behavioral problems, still trying with him) has recently developed an awful attitude. Moreso than before if u can imagine that...
90% of what comes out of his mouth contains the words "idiot, stupid, jerk," etc. Literally, you'd think he'd grown up in a land of trash, it's ridiculous. and his most favorite saying, "that's not fair!" and "nobody is nice to me!" and "you're not being nice!"
So we've tried telling him we are being perfectly fair, and that people want to be nice to people who are nice to them, so if he's kind, others will be in return. No such luck so far.
So what do you all do for bad language? I get that it could be worse, and yes it's just words (like I'm not all hurt and dejected over being called stupid) but its unacceptable. Punishments don't seem to work well with him, or at least the ones I've tried.
So, any ideas? I always got my mouth washed out with soap, but that seems a bit much for my parenting style. And probably would have CPS knocking at my door, so any ideas are welcome :)
Thanks so much!