Ashley - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Help! Lizzie used to be the best kid ever, and she still is, but she seems to be acting out more ever since she stopped going to daycare. I graduated from college in December (YAY!), but haven't found a job yet, so we pulled her out of Daycare until I find a job. I don't know if it is her age or being home all day with me. She gets bored really easy and seems to have temper tantrums over everything. Even in public she has made scenes, when she used to be very good. Sometimes I get frustrated because I don't know what I am doing wrong and I want her to enjoy our quality time together. Any suggestions would help and be appreciated. Also, I grew up in a family who spanked and I don't agree with it (except for extremes like when I found her standing on the kitchen table, I gave her a swat). I would like to do the time out thing, but honestly, I don't know the best way to do it (as pathetic as it sounds.) It feels weird and she just looks at me like I don't know what I am doing.