Troubles with my 8 year old daughter!

Carrie - posted on 04/11/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter will scream at me when she has to do something that she doesn't want to do. She will scream if I tell her its time to take a shower and she doesn't want to do it. Scream at me if she doesn't like what is for dinner. She is not like this when she is at her fathers!

We have found her lying to the school about her father spanking her and even accused a child of pushing her down the stairs because she couldn't get around him to be at the front of the line (she was the line leader). The school is working with her about telling the truth.

She is not always like this but I don't know how to calm her down and get her to be the sweet little girl I know she can be. She does get punished by being grounded from certain things, which she does respect.

Any suggestions would be helpful!!


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Carrie - posted on 04/11/2014




Thanks!! She doesn't play us against each other. She doesn't really act up at her fathers (apparently his bark is worst than mine). When she gets punished at my house she gets tv, pc, stuffed animals, and other things that she wants to do or enjoys doing taken away.

When I speak to her about her behavior I always tell her that I love her but I don't like her attitude and let her know how it makes me feel.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/11/2014




When she acts out, what are her consequences? Are they immediate, and consistent?

Sounds like a work in progress. A split home will bring drama. The kids will act out. You and her father need to be on the same parenting page, even though you are in different households. Punishment from both ends should be consistent, and in agreement with each other, so she can't play one against the other.,

Good luck!

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