what do you do when your 6 year old dont listen an tell you that you are not there boos


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Kristin - posted on 03/28/2010




Personally, if my kid was doing that, I would ask him if he was planning on moving out? At least in my head. While independence is a wonderful thing, there need to be boundaries. Not listening (a potential safety hazard) and being disrespectful are not acceptable behaviours. Be firm with him and use your method of discipline, just remember that it's never supposed to be fun being disciplined. When he's good, give him lots of hugs and praise. Above all, be consistent.

Good luck.

Leslie - posted on 03/28/2010




Turn it into a fun learning/bonding experience. Take a favorite candy or ice cream bar and present it to your 6 year old. Tell him/her that you were thinking of them and how much you like being the boss, because boss' get to buy special candy for thier kids. Hand it over, no questions asked. Smile about it and let them be overjoyed, you smile to cause you just planted that seed. It's good for your young one to assert independence, he/she will need it when older. Assert your parent status in ways that show your child that you care and you understand and that you are there to make learning fun, even who's the boss. Try tickling. I've pinned my daughter in a fit of laughter just to pester her with tickles while laughing and asking her "who's the mom, who makes the rules, who feeds your face, tell me, tell me, tell me" When she steps out of line, I take a serious tone with these same lines and she gets the point immediately. Best intentions for you and your 6 year old. Hope you both sit around years from now and laugh about it all.

Jennifer - posted on 03/27/2010




That child would get a smack on his butt, and would learn in an instant that YOU are his " boos," which is ridiculous. Since when is a child of any age the boss? NEVER! They want the parenting and discipline, even though they may hoo and haa.. Be the boss, you are the parent, not their friend.

Katie - posted on 03/27/2010




I would watch Super Nanny if you get it. She has a lot of great ideas. I need to try them out as well

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I would tell him that I am the boss until he is 18 years old. Then I would tell him that he has until the count of 3 to listen. If he doesn't then put him in time out, take away his favorite toy, or send him to his room. There needs to be a consequence for his behavior.

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