Shauna - posted on 03/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
The backtalk has become ridiculous with my ten year old. I have been giving my daughter "a day" for each backtalking instance (one of her TV days taken away). She began to tell me she didn't care so I took her electronics away. She is now 7-8 days away from seeing either one. This morning my car wouldn't start so I decided we would jump on the bus-I didn't want her to miss school. She has never been on the bus before and is quite snobby, despite my being a very down-to-earth person. She had an attitude the whole way and wouldn't speak to me. When we got off, she stood so close behind me I turned and could not see her. I called her name and she said "I'm right here!" I replied telling her not to play around it wasn't funny and she said "Did I laugh?" with the most sarcastic tone. Before I knew it I had popped her in her mouth (not hard) and told her sternly to never speak to me like that again. I hate to do this but feel she is testing me and it will get worse if I don't let her know it won't be tolerated! Any other ideas?