HELP!! My 5yr old is pushimg me to the edge...

Lyndsey - posted on 04/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




As the title suggests my daughter is really pushing her luck! It's gone on for a while but has got worse. Her general behaviour and attitude is pretty bad. She can b rude, ignorant, argumentative, stubborn, shouts at me, defiant and just horrible in general. (god that sounds awful of me to say doesn't it!) I always try to b fair with her, she gets treats regular, I give her plenty of attention too so why is she being so naughty???


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Stop the treats until the behaviour improves. That's what we do with our 5 year old. The most effective punishments for him are to do with his computer time and his lego. Naughty behaviour results in no computer time for that day and if it continues then I take away the lego. Be firm and don't back down. At 5 years of age they fully understand the difference between right and wrong and they should know what is respectful behaviour and what is not. Be consistent and you will see an improvement. My son has certainly become much easer to live with :-) and your daughter will too.

Iridescent - posted on 04/06/2012




Because she can be. It's the age and sucks royally. Be firm, have guidelines in place, and don't make threats unless you're going to carry through with them.

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