Laci - posted on 06/24/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Kymburlyn's behavior I feel is way more than I can handle. She literally will not listen to me for anything. She listens to other's just fine but when it comes time for me to tell her something or to get on to her for doing something wrong she just looks at me like i've lost my mind and just goes on about doing what she was getting into trouble with in the first place. I've tried everything from spanking to a timeout chair to yelling to just talking to asking and etc. etc. etc. but NOTHING seems to work for her and I just don't know what to do. From the time she was born up until this past February I had been a stay at home mom with her and my other daughter and trust me they have seen and been through their fair share of things. From their dad being on drugs to never getting a job, going through DCS twice, living every month (summer and winter) for a couple weeks with no electricity, never being in a stable enviornment, moving from place to place, living in a homeless shelter for 2 months, sitting a car for 11 - 12 hours everyday for 2 months, me and their father splitting up and him not being a part of their life anymore, etc. etc. Their lives have been really rough and they have been through way more than any child that age should go through but this past February I went back to work and worked 12 hours a day 6 days a week sometimes 7 and I only got to spend 2 hours a day with them but I'm now home with them 24/7 and it's like I'm not even here. She is making her little sister just like her and I feel like I'm going to have a nervous break down if I can't get some control of the situation. When I ask her to do something she says "No, I don't want too". She was doing really good with potty traingin and it just all of a sudden stopped. Now I can't even put panties on her because she refuses to let me know when she needs to use the potty or anything. Today I went into their bedroom and she had pooped and takin her diaper off and she had it everywhere. all over the beds the floor and themselves. Then when I whip her and put her in timeout she just cries for a minute then it's like nothing happened and she goes back to doing exactly what she was doing before. PLEASE if anyone has any advice on how I can possibly fix this problem please let me know I am well open for suggestions.