How can I get my 6 year old to listen?

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter who is 6 will just not listen. I feel like I have tried every punishment, non-punishment and threat and nothing works and she just doesn't seem to care. She has gotten in trouble in school for this. Any suggestions?

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Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2015

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With my 6 year old....There has been no changes or anything different within my family and/or school.
She is in a very stable environment. She has never been a good listener.

I have done reward charts w/ prizes and that only seems to work for the first week. I even resorted to a "naughty jar" which I don't like to do something "negative" but seems to work the best. If I count to 3 and she isn't listening still she has to pick from the jar....she can loose tv and computer privileges, donate a toy to charity, etc.

I will try what you said (with the poker chips) and see if that makes a difference

I do talk to them everyday and I ask them about school etc. We also read books every night. They definitely get my attention but maybe she just needs more than others. I also try to do some activity with them but that doesn't always happen w/ schedules etc.

I appreciate your feedback....thanks!

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2015

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I certainly try. No matter what I do... be consistent or not consistent, it really doesn't seem to matter. I just don't know how to get her to care and be more respectful.

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