Four year old destroying room

Pamela - posted on 05/02/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My four year old daughter has lately been ruining her room. She has peeled the paint of the walls because she doesn't like that her walls are purple, she wants pink. She has torn the PINK curtains off and has torn decorations off the wall. Her response is "she doesn't want her room" Of course, that makes me angry because I spent time decorating that room, it's been decorated that way for about 2 years now and she's never had a problem with it until now. She's always had a problem with doing what I tell her not to do but destroying stuff is new. I know she can't comprehend this, but I have been to Haiti and I know what these children don't have and they would be more than grateful to have what she has. It frustrates me that she's so ungrateful. She's also been slapping her little sister lately. I'm just at a loss.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/02/2014

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Then perhaps your method of discipline needs to be changed?

She's not responding to what you're doing now, so you need to up the game.

She's 4. At this age, constant redirection, positive reinforcement, and consistency is needed. And, yes a 4 yo can understand quite a lot, but not at the advanced level that you're thinking.

She's obviously a determined child, which means you need to be an even more determined parent.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/02/2014

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She's 4. She doesn't understand her behaviour is not correct.

What are you doing to redirect her?

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