Marian - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
my 4 year old lil girl back talks me all the time over just about everything, when she does she gets diciplined weither its a 4 minute time out in the corner, her favortie toy gets taken away, i give her a spanking and put her in her room, neither one of these work.... she will scream at myself, her younger sister whos 2 1/2 and her big brother who's 5, it all started cause my mother, my mom is no longer allowed to come over to see the kids atleast for a while anyways cause everytime she would she would spoil the kids rotten when they would do something bad. very few things she would leave alone and let me deal with it like if one kid hit another but if i stand one in the corner for back talking or what ever the situation is my mother would tell me right infront of them "there just kids you dont need to do that" so now anytime i tell me daughter to clean her room or to help me with the livingroom the first words out of her mouth is "" my grandma said i dont have to"" and then the screaming like im beating her will start and the constant screaming she does at myself or anyone else.... she wont dare pull any of this while her father is home and half the time im strickter than he is, she always waits till he's gone to work. she used to never be like this and now she acts up, screams, cries, stomps her feet, and occasionally slams doors just about everywhere we go and over just about anything. and anytime i decipline her she screams bloody murder even more, eve if alls i do is close her bedroom door so no one has to hear her scream and cry. any advice on what i can do to lower this problem??? everyone i talk to says to let it run its course and she'll stop on her own but it doesnt she just gets worse about it.