Karen - posted on 09/16/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My seven year old is out of control! I know it sounds crazy but it is true. She is so disrespectful and always has to have the last word. She stomps around the house, mumbling under her breath but loud enough to let me hear what she is saying, destructive, she acts like a teenager. I have tried talking to her, punishing her, taking things away from her. I am fed up. I have now resorted to butt whoopings. I cant take it anymore! If I don't get a grip on her now, it will be too late. Spare the rod, Spoil the child. I am afraid that this is what has happened. Then when I do go to give her a spanking she screams that I am trying to kill her! It is ridiculous. She is emotionally out of whack. She has had a good childhood for the most part. She hasn't had to deal with too much, there is no abuse, she has both myself and her stepfather (biological dad died when she was 6 months old, he has been there for her since). I give her everything I can afford. It is just too much. She is also very ungrateful.