I am so utterly worn out. I have this child in my preschool class that is so strong willed. It can be about nothing at all. Before it was small things like she didn't want to pick up so I made her wait till she did it and join the group. It would take her 30-45min before she gave in and decided she wanted to join us. Now it has taken on a new level. Unprovoked she will start making tons of noise so I can not read a story or anything to my class. Realizing this was attention seeking, I refused to address it and we continued to leave her out of activities until her behavior was acceptable. She then turned into throwing objects in my class. I swept her mess into a pile at the end of class yesterday and today she finally broke and cleaned it.
It is finally Friday and I couldn't be happier, she has me totally drained. She kept it going all day long. She has turned and is very disrespectful, I know she likes me and I show her I like her. But todayat naptime she told me in a rude way that I needed to rub her forehead, and I said I would not be talked to in that way. She refused to change it to nice talking. She has always been fond of me even through 45min time out sessions. I am at a loss? Is she just testing me more to see how I can be as stubburn as her? Any Ideas. I also think it may be that she wants all my attention on her at all times. If you have experiences, please share.