Ok, I already spank for the bigger things so that not really my question.
My 10 year old is going through that "nobody can tell me what to do because I'm grown" stage. It...is...driving...me...NUTS!!!
She talks back, does things she knows she'll get in trouble for (then gets overly dramatic when she gets in trouble) and is just being an all around brat!
Over the weekend I asked her to go in the refrigerator and throw away her leftovers she had put in there like 3 days before. She didn't want to.so I reminded her that she put it in there so it's her responsibility to take it out. She told me she has better things to do (what I have no idea). I told her if she didn't do it there would be a consequence after which she'll still have to do it, She got all huffy but went into the kitchen to do it. That's the last I thought of it until I went into the Kitchen to make dinner that evening and found that she also threw away other items that I had just bought the day before for dinner. When I confronted her about why she threw that stuff away she said "because I wanted to". I went and got my receipt and added up how much money she had thrown away. I made her get her piggy bank and count out the $36.17 and give it to me. She tossed the money at me and told me I must enjoy stealing from children o_O. I told her I wasn't stealing. She was paying to replace the stuff she threw away. She said whatever and stormed away.
So this morning I get the girls up for school. Her and my 8 year old were having some sort of arguement. I don't know exactly what it was about because I was changing my little one's diaper but they seemed to work it out on their own. Well, a few minutes later I hear my 6 year old say "I'm telling mommy on you" and she comes downstairs. Apparently my 10 year old put my 8 year olds toothbrush in the toilet! She said she did it because her sister was being a brat. I told her that when she gets home from school she'll be going into her piggy bank and giving her sister money to replace her toothbrush. She started crying having a tantrum saying how everyone hates her and no one wants her. I told her she needs to act like a big girl. I also reminded her that there are consequences for her actions and if she doesn't want consequences then she shouldn't do the things she does.
She said that she's going to tell her teacher on me then she will go live with her teacher. I said ok, you have fun with that. Then I brought them over to the school and didn't say another word about it.
I'm at my wits end with this child. I know that a lot of her attitudes are completely normal for her age but does it seem to you that she goes overboard? I'm wondering if there is more than puberty going on with her...