Jen - posted on 01/29/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Help! I got a divorce a yr and a half ago that came completely out of the blue. My 9 yr old has always been a challenge but lately, seems worse. I know that part of this is my fault because after the divorce I kind of let my kids do whatever when it comes to chores and stuff. I ask for help, they say no and I just do it because I don't want the hassle or argument. Now, life in this house stinks. My 9 year olds attitude is horrific. She sasses, she yells, screams when she doesn't get her way, cries when she gets stuff taken away, etc. when I do get her to listen and I want to do something with her, she rubs it in to my 4 yr old which in turn, makes a gigantic nightmare of screaming. I don't spank and never will. Nowadays people go to jail for that. Way back when, if I spoke to my parent that way, I would've been slapped in the face or a belt taken after my behind. I've taken her phone, iPod and grounded her. She sometimes laughs and other times she just does nothing or says well I guess I'm gonna die of boredom or I guess I will just stay in this house forever. She's very sassy and I need help!