I am at my wits end and not sure what else to do.
I am getting so frustrated with my 6 year old. He has become so whiny and talking back that I'm not sure what to do. We've done time outs, I've taken away all his toys, we spanked him twice. I've just tried talking to him. Nothing seems to be doing the trick. For example: When I tell him he's got 5 more minutes on he video game and then were going to do some reading. He'll tell me he doesn't want to read and he's not going to. Then he'll sit and whine about it. I tell him your 5 minutes is almost up and he storms off into his room, slams the door, and yells I'm not going to read. I'll go in there and tell him to go to bed and he throws everything off and yells that he's not going to read.
This is just one example of what he's been doing. Do I force him to come and read with me? I feel like that's gonna push him to hate reading. Or do I let him go to bed and sleep. It's been so hard this summer because he has gotten worse with his attitude. He has hit my husband and I when he gets really angry, he slams things, throws things, (not all the time, but when he's reallly mad) He is an only child and with one of us all the time except when he goes to Grandpas for a couple hours.
Any advice on how you guys deal with discipline would be greatly appreciated!