6 year old daughter with attitude...please help!

Lisa - posted on 01/15/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So, my 6 year old daughter has quite the attitude. She immediately throws a temper tantrum whenever me or her father tell her no. When she is asked to go to her room she tells us no and throws herself on the floor. We have to ask her multiple times to go to her room. When we tell her something she doesn't want to hear she just changes her whole personality and throws herself onto the floor and whines and pouts. Last night she threw another temper tantrum and I told her she will be going to bed early because of her tantrum she told me I ruined her whole day and Im mean. She told her me that her friends were making fun of her at school too. So this morning I asked her what her friends we making fun of her about she started crying and got an attitude and said she didn't want to talk about it. We have tried sticker charts, marble jars, encouragement. She has chores and when she does something around the house she gets a couple marbles. When the jar is full we take her to get a prize. Im at my whits end and don't know if it is something I am doing wrong or if we need to speak to a family counselor. Please give me some advice or suggestions. Thanks.

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Holly - posted on 01/15/2013

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its time to take away toys everytime she acts this way... and make sure they are her favorite toys... make her earn them back. one week of no tantrum throwing she earns a toy back. and everytime she throws a tantrum she looses a toy.

i read somewhere that EVERY CHILD has a form of currency, whether it is toys, electronics (ie video games, tv, computer) find out what it is and use it.

for chores, instead of marbles, give her an allowance, give her $5 a week for chores, but make them difficult, i have a 7, 8, and 9yo, their chores are keeping room clean, folding laundry and putting their own laundry away, taking out garbage, feeding and watering the dog, and doing own dishes. we do not buy them toys or games anymore except for on birthdays and Christmas and easter... they buy their own games and toys, and if they act up (ie, behave how i do not accept) their favorite toys get taken away for a week.

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