My 5 year old daughter seems to always prove me wrong

Tarynwalsh - posted on 02/01/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old daughter Hope Holloway seems to prove my husband Clayton and I wrong. We'd say things and she'd totally prove us wrong. One time on New Years Eve, I bought a cake. "Nice baking Mommy"! Hope told me. I told her I didn't bake it. "Well you tried". She said. I was in shock. Clayton and I laughed. She came back and said "Is there something you want to tell me? Something I should know"? She asked in a serious voice, like she was the parent. Claytong told her no. She said "Hmmm...... I'm watching you"? She signaled it too. You know the fingers to your eyes and back at someone. Also, we struggled to put Hope on time outs. She loves her room, its like Heaven. So we put her in the attic. "Appoligize if you want to come out. Or else your living here forever". I told her. Of course I didnt mean it. 'I guess I am living here forever. Might as well get comfy". Hope said. I was in great shock. I told her to think about it. "I'm not thinking, I'm not thinking, I'm not thinking". Hope said a variety of times. I came in later. "Have you thought about it"? I asked. "No, but I think I'm ready to come out:. She said skipping off. I cant really handle Hope well. Any advice?

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Jodi - posted on 02/01/2014

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Oh, and just as an add on, it's also probably not a good idea to put your child's full name on a public forum. The internet is forever, and she may not appreciate it in the future.

Jodi - posted on 02/01/2014

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I'm not seeing any real issue here. She is being a normal 5 year old girl. Clearly time outs are not working any more (not that I agree that time out should be the consequence anyway), so you need to find other consequences. I don't think it is appropriate for you to say things like "or else you're living here forever". If you don't mean it, don't say it - she clearly knew you didn't mean it and thought it was a great joke, that's not going to contribute to the seriousness of the situation.

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