Megan - posted on 02/04/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
My seven year old daughter has very recently started swearing up a storm. Just the other day in the car with her friend she said G**d*****. She has also gotten in a lot of trouble at school for playing with things that she shouldn't have in the first place and then when I ask about the note that gets sent home, she lies to me about the situation.
Right now, she is grounded for two weeks after a culmination of things going on. She has lost TV and electronics (like her 3DS or her iPod at her dad's house), she has lost any social outings with friends, no dessert, and she even lost her favorite stuffed animal that she sleeps with every night. Honestly, nothing seems to be working. She doesn't seem to feel any remorse whatsoever.
Any tips from other moms out there going through the same thing? I've thought that maybe there is a deeper reason behind it (I will be getting married in June, and maybe that's bothering her?) but she always just says, "I played with the toy when the teacher told me not to because it was fun," or "I say swear words at after school because the other kids say them," and "I lied because I didn't want to get in trouble."
We have had lots and lots of discussions about the consequences of all of these issues and what it means to do them, and no amount of talking or taking away seems to do any good.
Please help! I am beside myself. It's like a case of the body snatchers. A month ago, she was a perfect angel.