How to manage disobedient 8 year old

Olive - posted on 08/06/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 8 year old daughter is very disobedient and disrespectful. She calls me names. She shouts at me. She refuses to wake up in the morning to go to her minder when I have to go to work saying she needs to enjoy her summer holiday. I need help please.e

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Carol - posted on 08/07/2012

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Don't respond to names, don't let her push your buttons. You need to remind her that you don't call her names and never do, not even disrespectful or bad. Tell her her bed time will get earlier and earlier until she can wake up when you need her to to go to work. Remind her you don't get to sleep in and remind her of the other fun things she gets to do in the summer. Plan some fun events and tell her if she is coopertive and respectful you will do them. If there is anything she is doing now that your can praise, even small things do that. Praise helps kids remember the best they can be. Don't label her disobedient or disrespectful around her, say things like "you can be such fun to be with and such a polite girl, and when you are like that we have more fun and I am much more willing to do fun things with you." Be sure that you don't shout at her, if she raises her voice talk very softly and mean what you say.

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