Melissa - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have 3 girls, 9, 5 and 19 months, and I am having behavior problems with child number 2.
In the last few weeks it has escalated and I can not seem to stop her from being naughty. If there is something she know is wrong, she will do it. Last week she peed on our trampoline (pulling her pants down frist) and yesterday she did her dirty business behind the shed. Today I caught her pouring the nit shampoo down the toilet (with 19mth old looking on).
I have tried talking to her to find out what she is feeling, and why she keeps being naughty , and all I seem to get is "Because I want to". I have tried time outs, Yesterday (after the shed incedent) I even put a cloth nappy on her. I have tried yelling and yes the worst of all I've tried smacking. Nothing stops her. I'm totally out of ideas and patience. Is there any ideas out there to save my sanity and get a well behaved little girl to appear?