Niki - posted on 05/24/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 6 year old daughter has recently started lying, hitting and screaming at me, her father and her 8 year sister. We try to reason with her and discuss/explain with her how it is unacceptable behaviour. Her punishment for any of this behaviour is having her favourite things confiscated for a time or her time with friends after school is not allowed. The problem is that this doesn't phase her. She shrugs, says, "you don't love me. You love Brooke more." turns on her heels and leaves the room. Her flippant , non-caring attitude I could see when she is 13 -14 years old, as is expected. But what do I do now at 6 years of age, instead of me having a battle of wills and me ending up in tears? I'm exhausted!