what do I do with an eight year old boy who keeps talking back?


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Jennifer - posted on 04/06/2011




I have to say it's age and it will only get worse. I have a 10 year old, 8 year old, a 5 year old and a 3 year old. My 8 year old talks back, but it recently started in the past year and it sounds just like how my 10 year old talked when he was the same age. Kids should be able to express themselves, but without talking back. If my child would have continued to talk back, I'd have to punish him accordingly.... a slap in the mouth or what have you. I think it's hard not to react, but there isn't a whole lot you can do unless they understand for themselves how disrespectful it is. Good Luck.

Shannintipton - posted on 04/06/2011




Hi Kristen,
I have the same problem. I have an eight year boy who gives me trouble from time to time. I start with time-outs, move to deleting favorite shows from DVR, than taking away Wii, and then finally no friends. This works MOST of the time. Good luck{:+)
shannin tipton

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