behavior problems

Bobbie - posted on 08/22/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter is turning 7 and I'm starting to have behavior problems at home she is doing fine in school. She has been stealing at home and has become very aggressive. I have tried taking things away and grounding her. Any advice?

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Denikka - posted on 08/22/2011

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Look for any changes in her life. Recent separation, a move, new friends, change in school, etc.
Without knowing the reason behind the change, it's harder to come up with a plan of action.
Try talking to her first. Try to find out why she's feeling the need to act out.
Then come up with different consequences. She's old enough to be doing chores, so find something she HATES to do. Cleaning bathrooms is always a popular choice, but make sure it's something SHE dislikes. My sister would have been happy to clean the bathroom top to floor AND scrub out the toilet with a toothbrush if it would have gotten her out of washing the dishes.

Good luck with your little one :) it's the start of a long hard road into adolescence.

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