Kristy - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 165 moms have responded )
My 7 year old step son will not listen to me nor his father. I'm a stay at home mom, and my husband works 2nd shift, so I have the kids when they get out of school alone. Our son will not listen at all. When I ask him to do his chore he starts screaming saying he doesn't want to do it. Then the stomping starts or slamming his door into his wall, and etc. Ive tried putting him in the corner, time outs, taking away his toys, taking away his privileges such as t.v. and his gamecube. Those only seem to make it worse or it doesn't phase him at all. They only have chores 3 times a week, and they are small chores, such as cleaning their rooms, or folding their laundry. But he puts up a fight every time. I don't know how to get him to stop this behavior, and my husband doesn't know either. He starts with the attitude as soon as he gets home from school, and sometimes doesn't stop until bed. Any advice on what to do?