Tiffany - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 5 years old and normally a very sweet little girl. (she has her moments that she is bossy but what little girl doesn't).
We recently got a new kitten. She has started to be straight up mean to it. Pulling it's tail, stepping on it, smothering it with a pillow, pretty much anything to make it cry.
I have tried everything i can think of to get her to stop. I have explained that the kitten is an animal and not a toy and she could really hurt it. I have banned her form playing with it, I have put her in many time-outs from it. And nothing seems to work.
I know she isn't jealous because she is not an only child and hasn't had this problem with anything else or anyone else.
Does anyone have any suggestions on something i can do so the kitten no longer gets hurt, I can't think of anything apart from getting rid of it. which I don't want to do, cause the kitten hasn't done anything wrong, and neither have my two other children who have grown to love her and help take care of her.