Llaura - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Ok so I have a very bright attentive, sensitive and strong willed 5 year old. Most of the time he great, has manners (please, thank you, yes ma'am, may I be excused, etc). But when he decides to be defiant there is no getting around it. I have tried charts with stickers that reward consistent obedience, taking away things he likes, putting him to be early, spanking, naughty chair, timeouts, chores, not letting him participate in things he would enjoy, positive reinforcement when he does obey, and nothing works Nothing! He will continue the behavior knowing the consequence, and will even tell you he is going to continue it because he wants to. He will stand in the corner all day, voluntarily! rather then give in. He doesn't have ADHD, or ADD, he does have a food allergy but it is well under control. It's simply defiant stubborn strong willed behavior and I'm out of idea's. Anyone care to help?