What to do about bad behavior? Help!

Chrystal - posted on 05/17/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My daughter is 7 and she has been getting into trouble at school and at home. At school it is always talking, not listening, getting into things that are not hers etc. At home she refuses to do what she is asked just about no matter what it is. I am at my wits end because it seems that nothing I do works. I have tried giving her special attention thinking maybe it is an attention thing I have tried punishing such as taking things away, taking away privileges, grounding, taking away things we were going to do, spanking, timeouts, the corner. I have tried everything I can think of and it has come to she doesn't have any of her toys because she lost them and hasn't earned them back. She is grounded and still acting up. I feel like I do nothing but yell and I'm in a battle that I will never win. It is starting to make me feel more and more like a bad mother because of the way she acts and that I can't get her to stop. I love her more than anything in the world but it is getting to the point that I don't really like her very much and I hate feeling like that. I don't know what to do. Any advice?

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