How do u stop a 5 years old attitude before she goes to kindergarten?

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Tracy - posted on 07/07/2009

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I asked myself the same thing. Check out the website www.disciplinemommy.com. Totally worked for me.

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don't worry- the other kids in class are usually pretty good about readjusting attitude problems.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/07/2009

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My daughter is 5 1/2 and just graduated from Kindergarten. Her attitude started in preschool and has gone no where. I think its just a phase for them, who know it may just be her personality. But the teachers will address it. When she started Kindergarten she gave some attitude in class until she learned that it was wrong. She still has attitude but she learned to control it in school.

Jessica - posted on 07/07/2009

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It is a totally normal phase. Everything is changing and they are insecure. This is when you need to be consistent and choose your battles. As Megan said, to a point it doesn't matter what they say as long as they are doing what you asked. If it is just complaining, let it go!

Some Moms brought up the questioning. That stems from insecurity. They really do want to know why. And don't you sometimes question why you have to do things? It can get frustrating and old after a while but you are there to teach them the why's and how's. They forget a lot and need gentle reminding!

Just be patient, remind them you love them NO MATTER WHAT, and teach them how to respond. Practice saying polite things, use stuffed animals to act out situations. It is up to you, the parent, to show them right or wrong. :)

As a teacher by profession, I see this alllll the time! With patience and love, the little one you knew will come back! I promise!

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Ah testing limits, it can be a weird stage to go through (believe me lol!) You start off with what seems like the greatst kid on earth and then BOOM a little stranger appears in your house!



Most kids with attitudes are just trying to find out who they are and what they can get away with. Pick and choose battles wisely, I could care less if my kids complain wildly that they must clean up after themselves as long as they do it. I found my kids, especially my daughter, would come home from school sporting their friends attitudes and the well known "but my friend is allowed to do this" I simply state that those are the rules in their house not ours.



Pick the things that you will keep going with (if you dont like bad language discipline them for it) but if you dont mind letting it slide once in a while don't bother with it at all or they'll try to get away with other things they are not allowed to do.

Nicole - posted on 07/06/2009

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Hi all! My name is Nicole and I am new to circle of moms. I have a 6 y/o dtr and a 5 y/o son. My dtr just finished her kindergarten year and my son is to start this fall. I have noticed more of an attitude this summer as aposed to last summer. My dtr questions why she has to do chores and why mom and dad get to do whatever we want. She even goes to say that everything is unfair. UGH!!! I have found that the more time that we spend with the kids the better they behave. Sometimes my dtr is just looking for some girl time. So I make it a point to hang out with just her even if it is for a couple of minutes to read a book. Just so she knows that she has my undivided attention.

Ayisha - posted on 07/06/2009

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Hi, My name is Ayisha! I'm new to circle of moms! I saw your question and my son just turned 5 in June and I have noticed a "attitude" as well. At first I thought that it was because he had just finished pre-school and the summer was starting, but it hasn't stopped yet. I just don't know what to do with him sometimes. He is usually very introverted and quiet, but since the end of May he has been, "Of the chain!" He questions everything I tell him, he is extremely sneaky, he lies to me, everytime I try to discipline him he has this silly smirk on his face that makes me want to slap him! Urghh, He thinks he's supposed to do whatever he wants regardless of what everyone else is doing! And he stomps off and mumbles under his breath! I don't know what happened to the child I had, but I want him back and ASAP!

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