Linda Jane - posted on 11/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi. I have a 7 year old son, who is extremely bright and extremely cute. He is a talented boy and exceptionally confident. Recently he has begun behaving in the most horrifically insubordinate manner. I don't like to spank my kids, but will when pushed, but right now when I scold him he grins at me like I'm saying something funny, or he runs away laughing at me screaming "you can't catch me". Even when I do catch him, he just does not repsond to any kind of discipline. He is not a TV kid, so I can't take that away from him as punishment. He has an answer for everything and it is exasperating! I find myself wanting to slap him around the face, which I know is not going to achieve anything at all except make me feel like a witch. Help! What do I do with this over confident boy to make him see reason and respond to discipline without breaking his confidence and zest for life?