out of control 7 year old

Dorothy - posted on 11/24/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 7 year old daughter does not listen to any one she does not like rule I'm so tired of being in a screaming match with her all it's doing is teaching my 3 and 4 year old that it's ok and their starting to act just like her my husband is a truck driver and is only home every 3 weeks so I'm doing the best I can trying to take care of 3 kids by myself without any help and trying not to loose my sanity I'm just looking for any kind of advice she is getting where she takes her anger out on her brother and sister that I can't handle it anymore


Jodi - posted on 11/24/2013




Stop getting into shouting matches. Try disciplining her quietly. Let her know you are not going to argue with her, and implement your consequences quietly and calmly. If she can't be calm, send her to her room until she can be calm. And wait until she is calm. Then make sure there are consequences. I personally find that quiet and calm works much better than yelling. But sometimes, you have to give (and have) time out so everyone can calm down before it is dealt with.

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