Lisa - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am really having trouble with my 5 year old. She is always getting in trouble or yelled at for various things she does that is not appropriate. (ect.. not looking both ways to cross the street, cleaning her room by the end of the night, not doing her homework, breaking items or losing them). Us as parents do discipline by taking toys and dress up things away and tell her she cannot get them back until she earns them back. Her attitude is she don't care. We do the check mark system and she knows if she does a a good deed, one check for ever good deed is off. But the minute she come home from school to the end of the night, she receives 4-6 marks every school day. On weekends, i stop counting. It's frustrating for us because we have tried everything and nothing seems to change. I believe she is too young for a therapist, and i do believe they will tell us we are the ones who cant cope. I believe she has a mental block or she is smart at playing games. I have spoken to her about some issues and her response is " I don't know" (all the time). If we ask for a simple task like put shoes away in the closet. she picks up the shoes immediately and throws them in the room and she knows they go in the closet. I cant take it, their are times i really don't want to communicate any more. I know she seeks too much attention, but she says we don't . Plz help for some advice?