How do I stop my 7yr old from her snaughty talking?

Kim - posted on 08/02/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




My 7 year old daughter can be the sweetest child but sometimes she gets such a snaughty attitude. How can I stop this???


Terri - posted on 08/05/2010




My 8 yr old gets that way occassionaly too. but NEVER fear.. I just tell her that if she can't talk to me with respect then she needs not to talk to me at all...i ignore her until she apologizes and speaks to me with respect..I also have taken away important things to her NINDSI,bike,things she loves to has worked for me so far...I'm hoping this nips it in the bud before the teenage years...;)

Brittney - posted on 08/04/2010




Also, sounds crazy, but monitor her TV... my neice at age 7 was watching thats so raven and the suite life of zack and cody and developed quite an attitude and verbiage from those characters.


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Donna - posted on 08/02/2010




It's really important to get a hold of this now. This behavior can escalate as she grows older. Each time she displays the attitude you don't want take a time out and explain why it was wrong, how it hurts her and how others look at her. Help her communicate her needs in a more positive way and reward her when she has a disapointment that she reacts well to. Do not tolerate it and hope it will get better on it's own. Also, monitor her friends and how they treat their parents/elders. Limit contact with those kids who share this snaughty attitude.

Laura - posted on 08/02/2010




I have a 7 year old girl too and whenever she talks in a way that I really don't like, I just say how I feel. "I would appreciate if you would speak the way you were taught" and maybe "It's not acceptable to speak that way to other people, there are other ways of getting to your point" Something like that. I have the same problem on occasion, and just being outspoken and reminding her of how you'd like her to treat people hopefully will work on yours like it did on mine (at least when she's around me) good luck!!!

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