Danielle - posted on 12/08/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am having issues with my daughter's behavior (she's just turned eight). She is becoming increasingly rude, challenging my authority and generally believing she's in charge of the house not me! She ignores instructions to tidy her room or help with chores and has been wlifully disobedient.I don't know where the sweet treasure I once had has gone! I have only spanked her once (she was six) but time-outs, talking rationally and calmly about her behaviour, sending her to her room or depriving her of her favourite things are not working. I have come to the conclusion she would benefit from a trip across my knee. Half a dozen firm smacks across her bottom will hopefully be the trigger for better behavior but I am uncertain of the outcome if I go this route. By that I mean I have not always been consistent with discipline ie making threats which I don't always carry through (my fault), I am certain she thinks I won't spank her (maybe that's the problem) but I don't want to turn the episode into a scene where she resists and won't comply. Any ideas on the course to take if she refuses to be spanked and makes a fuss?