Tera - posted on 11/29/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have my niece who is almost 11 years old. She helps out a lot with chores and seems to resent it. She does laundry, puts away clean dishes, and takes out the trash. She is also supposed to keep her things cleaned up. I don't think that's too much for a 10 year old. She is always in a bad mood. It seems like she hates the world. Her attitude towards me is awful. She gives dirty looks, rolls her eyes, stomps out of the room, etc. I've tried grounding her and taking things away from her but it doesn't seem to help. I don't think that spanking kids is right, and I need some help and suggestions.