Brigette - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
I have tried every discipline technique I can think of. Even ones I don't really agree with such as spanking. We do time outs, talks, taking things away...nothing seems to work. This isn't a terrible two's thing. This started at about 18 months. She bites, hits, screams, kicks. She gets into things she's not supposed to. Just now the babysitter called me at work to say that Emma got into her makeup. Ruined $50 worth, smeared it on the walls and ruined the carpet. She kicks her dogs, and generally won't listen to her. I don't know what else to do. We can not afford for me to quit my job to care for her. And personally I don't think that would be the correct thing to do. I think she needs the social interaction and to learn what is acceptable. We have clashes at home about every 10 minutes. I'm at my wits end and REALLY need some advice. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!