Hi Everyone! My 7 year old has a very smart mouth

Jenny - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter Rosy whose 7 has a smart little mouth. When Im asking her to do things like pick-up her room or do her homework, its always "No". Or she will cut me off in mid sentence and act like I dont know what Im talkin about. Its frustrating and Im stupefied. Im in the process that when she acts like that, just walking away and not giving her anything that she asks for till what I want done gets done and am consistent about that. But does anyone have anymore advice?

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Jenny - posted on 01/26/2010

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Thanks, Ill try that. I do it for other unacceptable behavior, so why not? And I too am the meanest mom without a heart-so she says. Lol

Laura - posted on 01/25/2010

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Try taking things away from her.. My 11 year old is the same way and was when she was 7. I would take her favorite thing away from her everytime she did it. And I would keep it for a week. And if she did it again bwtween that time a different thing got taken away. I had one point where she had nothing in her room but her bed. I think she was about 8 at the time. After a while, she learned that if she acted that way that she would get her things taken away so she wouldnt do it as much... She still does, but now she is pre-teen and the consequences are much worse. But she now knows that I will ground her. Since I was the mean mom that took her toys away.. The only other thing I can say is that girls tend to be like that. My other daughter is similar but not quite as bad. Doesnt make it right, just makes it normal.. I often wonder if I am gonna make it through the teenage years.. But we all will. Good luck to you...

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