Kris - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 50 moms have responded )
I am 45 years old with a 6 year old daughter. My daughter is in 1st grade. The school she attends provdes each student with a behavior tag for the day. Green for good, yellow not good, red, getting worse, blue really bad.
For the past 2 weeks my daughter has not had a green day. She has been yellow and red. I have done time outs, taken ALL toys away, TV, games, friends, time outs and yes spanked (for those who don't believe in spanking, deal with it, I got spanked and survived, so will she.)
She was grounded for the past weekend. No TV, toys, friends, nothing. She was told to behave and listen to her teachers and warned more punishment would happen if she didn't get a green today.
She's blue. The worst color.
I don't know what to do. I have taken everything away except clothes and food. I have talked and talked and talked and have no other punishments left in me.
How do I get her to understand she HAS to listen and do as her teachers say? How do I get her to behave? She's a smart girl. She has no problems with any of the school work. If anything she is bored. The school system doesn't do G&T until later grades so she has to stay where she is. I have never had this trouble for so long before. She wasn't always on green every day, every week but she has never misbehaved for two weeks straight. At most a day or two of no greens and then back to green for a stretch.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get her to understand and what other punishments I can use?
FYI.. she already does chores, helps cook dinner, clean it up and behaves great the whole time. She always does with me and her Aunt. It is just at school I am having the problems.
Any information would be appreciated as I am at the end of the rope and have no where to go except further insane.