My 8 yr old daughter is well mannered at school but has a temper at home.

Janelle - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )




The slightest thing sets her off and she will take it out on her sister (10 yrs old) or she storms around the house stomping and yelling. She usually gets sent to her room to cool off.


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Christine - posted on 02/10/2012




I have the same problem with my two kids. My daughter is 8 and my son 6. She is well behaved at school but she gets home she will sometimes pick on him just to try and upset him or to get him in trouble. People have told me before that they are good when they are with them. I think it is the attention thing. The do have to go to their rooms and get spankings, and tell each other they are sorry. I have even done the soap thing.

Kelly - posted on 10/29/2009




omg!! I could have written that post myself! My 10 year old is exactly the same school says she is quiet well mannered - i really think sometimes she bottles it all up for me when she comes home!! Try to stay calm (trust me I know what you r goin through) I usually go outside for a minute or 2 to calm myself!!! Good luck :o)

Brandy - posted on 08/04/2009




I go through similar things with my 2 kids, I make them apologize and then make them go to their room to think about what they have done. When they're done thinking about it, I make them say they're sorry to the other person or me and give each other hugs. Mine don't fight that often now, but my son likes to pick on or bug his sister who is 2 years younger. I have also put a bar of soap in my son's mouth for a poor, ungrateful, behavior or attitude. It fixed the problem immediately and all I have to do is mention the word soap and they straighten up.

Rabaab - posted on 04/28/2009




Hi, i think she tries it on with you at home. My eldest child who is 5 years is the same, but not with her temper with other stuff. Like in kindergardens in switzerland you are meant to do everything yourself from wearing your coat, shoes , changing when you go to gym.. My daughter does all these things by herself in school but when she is at home, she wants help from me or she wants me to do it for her. It is just for her attention. We try to be firm with her, saying that she can do it herself.. Yeah my child also storms stomping and yelling around the house.. We stop talking to her and tell her , she has to go to the garbage bin if she does not listen to us..

Vicky - posted on 02/20/2009




well.. i think it is quite normal, my 8yr old is like that too... except her sister is younger... i usually make her apologise. i have recently also gotten some advise that i think might help... make them either hug or hold hands and tell each other that they love the other... but as far as i know kids in general act more civil with others than in their own home..

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