HELP! 6yo has no respect for any one or thing!

Julie - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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we have tried everything from time outs to spankings, talking nicely about how hurtful this is to others to removing privilages (tv, toys, games etc) and making her earn them back by being respectful and responsible but she is still getting in trouble at school more often than not and still wrecking things left and right and not listening at home. Please somebody help me find an idea that works! i am at my wits end and dont want her to be the "NAUGHTY" kid anymore

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Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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I agree it is time to get professional help. One thing that might help: maybe have him do some chores to earn some money. Like 50cents to take out the trash, not a lot of money. He needs to see that it takes hard work to save up money. Then take him to the store with his money and have him pick something out. That has helped my children understand that everyone has to work hard for things they want. And they would be hurt if someone did something to their property. Also, make him go to that person and appologize personally. And that person can explain how hard they worked and how much it hurt for your son to have no respect for it.

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Angie - posted on 01/07/2010

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Have a meeting with her teacher and see if he/she has any ideas. Teachers are a wealth of information and have a lot of experience with children. Has there been a big change at home - a move, a new baby, a new job for Mom or Dad? You're right, this behavior has to stop now but you have done all the things most parents would try - it's time to get professional help.

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