Stacy - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a single mom of a five year old son. When he is sweet he is very sweet. But when he is in a bad mood, he is bossy, whiny, disrespectful and downright mean ! When I tell him I am going to spank him, he tells me that he's going to spank me. When I do spank him, he comes right back at me swinging away ! I made a mistake and didn't get respect early on. I was too soft and now my child is running over me. Is there anything I can do ? He hits me all the time and tells me he is going to put me in time out.......Also his Dad isn't in his life. But he does have my Dad who loves him very much and spends time with him. I think this is probably all my fault ! But I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions about getting the respect back and making my child obey me.