How do I keep my daughter from picking up anothers attitude

Katie - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My neighbors little girl is a couple years older than my daughter, I am helping out by watching her for a couple hours in the morning on a couple days a week before she goes to school, but she has a very bad attitude, she doesn't use words she just squeels really loud and whines goodness she whines. And growls, and now my daughter is doing it. Luckily I put her mine in time out or correct the situation right away when she does it, but then comes along the other one.

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Katie - posted on 02/09/2010

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that is what I told the mother and she "told" her daughter. I don't allow my daughter to act that way, the two's and three's now are hard enough I don't tollerate attitudes that are disrespectful to anyone in my home. Thank you guys for the response it is nice to talk to other moms going threw the same thing.

Jackie - posted on 02/09/2010

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I was going to say the same as Brandi...if this child is in your house they are to follow your rules - end of discussion. If its something you correct your child for, you should be correcting that child. If their parent doesn't agree with it they dont' have to leave their kid there, but it's not fair that your child has to behave if they see you letting the other kid get away with the same things. THat will lead to major problems! Good luck

Brandi - posted on 02/08/2010

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I had the same trouble for a little while when I started watching a little boy in the afternoons. My once sweet as pie little girl was acquiring quite a 'tude. I nipped it in the bud by ABSOLUTELY NOT ALLOWING that type of attitude from ANY child in my home. It took me SEVERAL weeks maybe even a couple of months of being TOTALLY consistent with the little boy until he FINALLY understood that the rules at my house were difft. from the ones at his (or lack thereof). I also ENCOURAGED my daughter to be her OWN person, not to behave the same way as the little boy and that HIS behavior is unacceptable at OUR house, he just hasn't learned that yet. Most importantly, hold the neighbor's child to the SAME standards you have always held yours to. This worked pretty well with my daughter. Not to say that she doesn't still have her moments, but definitely a HUGE improvement once the little boy started to "toe the line" just as I expect from my own kids. Good luck.

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