Valerie - posted on 11/18/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 5 1/2 year old is terrible. She doesn't listen to ANYTHING. I've tried the corner, i've tried taking toys away (every single toy she owns actually), I've tried grounding her from her fave thing (online games-nickjr.com), I've even tried hot sauce. She misbehaves and throws giant temper tantrums and responds to no form of discipline. Now, if I were a psychologist i'd probably say that she is seeking attention (even if it is negative attention) and this is her way of getting it. She is the middle child of 3. I too was a middle child of 3, and can relate to sometimes feeling forgotten or not special. I assure you this is not the case!!! Her presence is the first that people notice even if she is behaving. She trys to be manipulative (poorly) but if told no... it's like flipping a switch from sweet doe-eyed bambi to crazed possessed psychopath. I am a single mom and she is so disruptive to the household that I feel as though i have 8 kids! It's not fair to my other children that my energy be focused mainly on her. PLEAASE HELP while I still have some sanity left!!!