DoubleA - posted on 03/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
my five year old will be put in a corner for something that she did that was wrong. usually the first time she does something i pull her aside and tell her that wasnt good behavior and then make her say it back to me so she understands it. the next time she gets corner time for five minutes and then is asked why she is in the corner. she usually knows what she did wrong and then i explain again to her why it was wrong. if she couldnt answer then she goes back into the corner for another 5 minutes. but lately ive been asking her what shes doing wrong and then when i go to explain why its wrong and put it in a way that she would understand; she starts smirking and trying to hold off a smile.. like its a joke or that im playing around. how can i get her to realize that im not kidding and that im being serious with the punishment?! and some of the things still dont register with her. for example i talked to her the first time she kicked the dog and the second time she was put in the corner... not even an hour later she hit the dog with a stick..? is this normal? shes normally a good kid but lately it seems as if shes getting out of control. Then the very next day were having the same issues. does anyone have any advice or other things to try?