Christina - posted on 11/21/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
My daughter is outrageous. i need help. Desperately. She doesn't listen, she tells me she hates me and that I suck and that she will never listen to anything I say. I am not one of those moms that doesn't discipline and then wonders why I get no respect; she simply doesn't care about punishment. I have doled out spankings - she says "i don't care it doesn't hurt me," time outs - she just gets up and walks away regardless of how many times i sit her down and start over, ignorning - she screams louder, taking toys - "i don't care," positive reinforcement - she doesn't respond, and the list goes on. She doesn't care. It got worse yesterday. She hit a classmate so hard that he flipped out of his chair. She's never done anything like that before. Her great grandfather - who we were extremely close to and lived with - passed away last week, so I'm sure that some of this is part of her grieving, but she was like this before as well. She will just stand and scream at me; one time she screamed so hard, her nose bled. I don't know how much longer either of us can do this. I've tried calling the Florida Parent Helpline, but as of July 2012 it is no longer in service (thank you very little Gov. Rick Scott). Any advice on how to help her? I worry for our relationship and her well being. I've tried counseling, but he just wanted us to try sticker charts and time outs even though I told him she doesn't respond to that. I don't know what to do.