View Full Version : My 5 year old & her attitude!!!
07-07-2009, 05:30 PM
I am not sure what to do anymore. My 5 year old does not listen to me anymore. I ask her to stop running or stop yelling while I am doing something and she doesn't care. I guess she thinks it's funny. I take her to the grocery store with me and she just runs off. I have to grab my purse and go after her. (She doesn't literally run but just walks away) I have tried the corner. She wont stay there. She sits down or walks away after 30 seconds. I am one to go by her age. She is 5. She stays for 5 minutes. I set a timer and tell her once it goes off she can get out. I am not one to spank. I have a few times and I personally think I hit her hard enough but she will turn around and say "That didn't hurt" and get very angry that I spanked her. I don't see a point in spanking her if it makes it worse. I feel like a broken record all day long. Telling her to stop this and stop that....
Can anyone give me any advise???
07-07-2009, 06:10 PM
I have this issue with both of my kids. Sometimes I feel like I'm just talking or yelling at the walls. I have been trying something new. Every time I have to yell more that 2 times I get a garbage bag and take two of their toys. They think I'm throwing them in the trash, but really,I just cleaned out my closet and added a lock to it. Now I have these bags of toys in there. I started taking the toys that I know they are not attached to, but eventually those will all be gone and I'll just have to take the ones they really like. Not saying this plan is perfect, I'm hoping these kids will understand I mean business before I have to take all their toys, because then I will have a big problem.
I've been trying this for two weeks, and my 4 yr old ds is getting the picture, but my 7yo dd has an attitude about the whole thing still. I'm hoping when I have to take her Barbies, she get the picture.
Sometimes it takes some experimenting when it comes to discipline issues.
07-07-2009, 11:42 PM
My 3 year old (almost 4) is the same way. I feel like I have to repeat myself 3 or 4 times and still she doesn't listen until I lose it and yell at her. I don't really have any advice, but I was hoping it would get better as she got older. Maybe that is just wishful thinking...
07-08-2009, 12:13 AM
I am still a year or two off from this but I think that 3mama has the right idea. My suggestion(just to tweek the idea a bit) would be to take the toys that the child(ren) is attached to. The toy they like the most will have the most affect on them and hopefully help to get the picture sooner. Good luck!
07-12-2009, 01:31 AM
that is the same reason i dont spank either. i felt exactly like you up until recently. I have a 5 and 3 yr old. Not to mention the back talk. drives me nuts. Check out the site disciplinemommy.com. I have seen a huge improvement in behavior, i would say 70% better! good luck!
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