How can i get my 6 yr old to be good

Monique Marie - posted on 11/24/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is so upset and can never be happy and he thinks that he can do what he wants and whatever he wants and can never be good what can i do and he is only 6 yrs old

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Lea - posted on 11/24/2012

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We've had similar issues with our now nearly 8 year old daughter. We tried several different things and to no avail. We now have a reward system in place. Each weekday she has a fun hour or two in the evening, in which she can do a different activity. She's homeschooled so she gets her fun thing (baking on wed, painting on thurs, watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn on fri etc) provided she has been well enough behaved (we no longer hope for near perfect behaviour) and got her home school work done well and in good time. It is time intensive, but worth it for us at least as her lying, purposefully breaking things etc have all stopped.



Do you explain why he can't do the things he wants to? Maybe say "No you can't do this...how about you do this instead" when relevant.

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