I have a 10 year old girl who we are having major issues with right now. Let me start off with the fact that she is not one of those "bad" kids so to speak. Meaning she doesn't do bad things, just don't listen and bad attitude.
Here's what is going on. We live by my mother in law and she goes over there frequently. They watch her while we work, but it also seems she is always over there when we're not. It's like it's more fun over there or something. My problem is when she is there, or even at my mom's house she is a role model 10 year old...pleasant, no attitude, does what she's told. When she is here, I can tell her 10 times to do the same thing and it's like it goes in one ear and out the other. The attitude is unreal, there have been times I've had to walk away from her because if not I'm afraid I would spank her(I do not believe in spanking, and at this age, I don't think it would do any good anyway) The laziness is horrendous. I'll give you an exapmle. She had my dominoes out yesterday, well last night they were still on the floor. She will tramp through the house in her shoes and drop her coat on the floor. Now at my mother in laws, she takes her shoes off and hangs her coat up. It drives me insane when I see this because why can't she do it at home?
I really am at my wits end and I don't know what else to do. She "has ADD", which was my excuse for her for a long time, but if she can do it elsewhere, then by golly she can do it in her own house. I am the only person she has an attitude with. She would never do it to her stepdad, they are like the best of friends and she never wants to dissapoint him. We have always had a wonderful relationship so I don't know why within the last year she thinks she can run all over me. I have spent so many hours angry and crying over this that its unreal. Please any help is greatly appreciated.