Karen - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
For the past couple of weeks my 6 year old daughter has been acting out at home. She sometimes flat out refuses to do what is asked of her and she literally just won't move. It gets to the point where I start to yell, at which point she starts crying and nothing that I say will get her to stop. If I ask her to walk (let's say we are outside) she won't do it. She gets what I refer to as jelly legs (she won't even stand up). She even told someone that "Mommy hits me sometimes". I swear that isn't true -one time when she was acting up real bad and walking home along the curb and refusing to walk up the stairs I gave her a whack on the butt, but that's it. I've tried punishing her and taking away things she likes but so far no such luck. Does anyone have any ideas on how to handle this because I'm at the end of my rope - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks
oh, and on a side note - she's a perfect angel in school. Don't get me wrong - I am thrilled about that but I'm confused. She can behave at school but not at home?