MY THREE YEAR OLD IS UNGRATEFUL AND RUDE!!!! PLEASE HELP!!

Jennifer - posted on 07/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My three year old daughter had an attitude to boot, she is very demanding and RUDE!! I am almost at my limit, I feel like im going to brake soon, I dont know how to change this... I have tried everything i can think of, I have recently called a place to talk to someone about the way she acts and talks..
When someone give her a gift she says" I DONT LIKE IT" Refuses to say thank you....and says "I DONT WANT IT"
I can tell that it upset people so much and it makes me upset that my daughter acts this way... She never says please and thank you on her own, its a fight everytime becuase we dont give her something less she says please or thank you
When she gets a toy or something from someone and says that she doesnt like it, she takes it and goes in her room and tries to brake it...
Also, she is in this thing now where when she gets mad or gets put in her room for doing something she clearly knows she isnt suppose to be doing, she slams her bedroom door, goes in her room and screams and yells she hates us, she doesnt like us...
She punishes herself, if we tell her that she cant have a treat because she has to have dinner or lunch first, she will say "WELL IM NOT EATING THEN.." or "I DONT WANT ANYTHING ANYWAYS"
Im so confused and so stressed about these events that are happening

PLEASE HELP..... I need some advice or some pointers how to approach and deal with this attitude of hers... Am I doing something or everything wrong?

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Jennifer - posted on 08/16/2012

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Thank You Ruth, She starts school in september I have been working with her a lot with letters and numbers and coloring and she has been really good, I'm hoping that when she starts school and gets to see a lot of other children her age and how they act and respond to people it will also help her with her issue, So far she has been getting better, sometimes she still has her moments and says that she doesnt like stuff or the she doesnt want it... But she is getting a lot better, she now says thank you and is willing and trying to get more involved instead of just saying that she doesnt like something and walking away.. Like you said patients is the key, and its working really well.

Ruth - posted on 08/16/2012

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my son was the same exact way and till this day he may say i don't care or, i don't want it, or leave me alone but then we always find ways to cheer him up and just be PATIENT this is a key word and i know so many of us moms it's hard when we have kids that behave so badly and you just run out of options but in reality she is only 3 she doesn't fully understand what those words means that she is saying when she says she hates you and she doesnt like you. my son slowly is starting to mature once we involved him in soccer and once we got him to be sorta independent it helped. you have to teach them that no means no whether they like it or not they will eventually understand. try to spend as much time as you can or try to get involved with her coloring or doing something she likes to do. I know its hard but you don't ever give up!

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