Jenn - posted on 05/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Being in my house these days is like WW3!! I have 2 DS's & 2 SS's and they're always at each others throats. Here's a bit of info:
SS #1 - 11 years old, rude, disrespectful, extremely violent to SS #2, yells & screams at both of my DS's, cries to his BM when he gets in trouble (she lets him off the hook 24/7).
SS #2 - 9 years old, rude, disrespectful, very rough with DS #1, talks back, ignores requests, is rough with all 3 animals.
DS #1 - 4 years old, a little rude, acts like SS #2 a lot, rough with DS #2, throws tantrums, refuses to listen.
DS #2 - 2 years old, throws fits, likes to hit, doesn't listen well.
All these kids are very "hands on" with each other and don't listen when told to keep their hands to themselves. We have tried the time out method, the stand in the corner method, the removal of precious items (DS, Gameboy, Tv, ect) but nothing seems to work. I am so tired of having kids talk back to me when they're asked to either do something or to stop doing something. Any ideas on how to get them to show more respect to each other and to us parents? I feel like I'm living in a zoo 24/7.