Amparo - posted on 03/13/2014 ( 13 moms have responded )
Hi, so I have 11 and 7 year old girls who seem to have lost all ability to listen to me or my husband when we ask them to do anything around the house. They also tend to "forget" that we have asked them to do simple chores. Instead we get big attitudes and lots of tantrums and back talk, especially from the 7 year old. When the 11 year old does do her chores, it is almost worse than if she hadn't even started. We have bribed, grounding, taken away things, time outs, and positive reinforcement, but nothing we have done has helped. We are almost at our wits ends and don't know what to do now. I feel like our family is really starting to suffer. Does anyone have any ideas for how to help our girls to listen to us?