Felicia - posted on 09/27/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am a step parent of a 3 year old girl. She is such a doll and loves to have fun and playout side. She is normally well behaved but recently she has been acting out horribly at the babysitters while dad and i are at work. She is telling the babysitter that she is going to Call the cops and the cops are going to bring their guns and shoot her, she says things like she "no i dont have to" and " no im not going to listen." The babysitter has tried putting her in time outs and she just stands up and says no i dont have too. I dont know where she has learned things like this because we dont allow it in our home. She does go see her mother from time to time so we are assuming it is because of that. She does not watch or see anything thing that involves guns or shooting because of this reason. We arent sure how to handle this and could really use some assistance with this. I have tried to talk to her when i get home from work and explain to her that Jace (her younger brother) will get a treat and she wont because of the way she behaved that day. That seemed to work at the time but since it has happened more than one time now i need something new to do.