whats a good punishment for a 5 year old girl

Heather - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i have tried grounding her taking toys and tv a have tried standing in the corner making her write i will listen over and over i am really at my wits end with it i dont know what to do. i made her stay in her room today and she was told not to come out, needless to say she came out about 30 times not exagerating one bit. HELP PLEASE

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Saundra - posted on 03/09/2010

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My best friends daughter was like that when she was five. She was at her wits end. So, she cleared her room out of every toy, and when she started behaving again, she got one back at a time!

Michelle - posted on 03/09/2010

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I am going through this will my 6 year old. She tells me she listens and hears me. We are now working on FOLLOWING THROUGH with the listening. I also have taken things away from her but it does not always work. She is so in her own world of play at time she does not think what we say to her is important, we have also tried to sit her down and explain things but her gets lost and starts talking about other stuff.

Cristina - posted on 03/09/2010

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She is not respecting you, you have to change your tonality when disciplining her, she has to know you mean business, she's old enough to discern from your nice tone and your I'm not fooling tone, do take the toys away and if TV away for a bit does not work take it away for a day or two and when she ask you remind her why she's not being allowed her favorite things, you have to be persistent and not give in when she cries or comes out. she is testing your patience, don't show her frustration or anger, just ignore and repeat punishment. hope it helps.

Maria - posted on 03/09/2010

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The naughty step is a good one to try. Leave her there for 5 minutes, if she gets up or kicks a fuss try to ignore her and keep putting her back on the step. The more you give in then the more the child realises what works to get away with things. Keep persisting, eventually it will work. Good luck!

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