5 year old attitude

Kristi - posted on 03/28/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Alright moms, I have a 5 year old daughter with attitude of a teenager. She is not always sassy/snotty as some may call it but if she doesn't get her way or is told to clean up or share she has a real problem. She is starting to be disrespectful for her teachers at daycare and after making a mess tells her friends to clean it up. This makes me very sad as a mother to hear. I don't know how to go about fixing the problem . I have taken privileges away, time out, and even had play dates cancelled. It does not seem to bother her. I understand that children have attitude but I feel like it's getting our of control. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/28/2014




If she's not picking up messes, and your time out, or privilege taken isn't working, try the next step of "you don't get to do anything else until this is done". Then, if her friends are doing something fun, or she has siblings that she wants to interact with, she can't until the mess is clean. Be consistent. It may take something like "We are going to have snack now. You may join us when you are through with that job". If she doesn't finish in time to snack with her friends, that's her problem for not listening. If she still refuses, then you tell her "Ok, well, you've made the choice not to clean up, so I am making a choice and taking your friends home". You have to keep up on consequences if you want her behaviour to improve.

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