Umm… no you can’t! Oh my! This little child of mine, I love her to death but I am at my wits end with her! I know she has been sick and she is doing better, still coughing some and voice not back to normal yet but she does have her energy back. And an attitude that is just about to kill me!!
No matter what I ask her to do she has to talk back. I told her the other day I needed to clean up the kitchen so she needed to help and clean up her stuff in the living room. All she said was, “No, you need to clean!” Um.. that’s just what I said I was going to do! And the other day she had one of her little plastic knives and was cutting her play dough and she held up the knife and said, “One of these days I’m gonna cut your A$$!” Excuse me!?!?! Where in the world did you hear that? “No where” she says. Well, she got sent to her room for that one and then she just bawled and fell asleep. Once I woke her up I asked her to apologize, and she knew what she did was wrong. I asked her again where she heard that and she just said, “No where”. I have NO idea where she got that! We don’t let her watch shows like that and we haven’t watched anything like that ourselves.
She has also been cussing a lot lately too. I don’t cuss so I am not sure where she is getting that from either. I just don’t know what to do with her! Time outs don’t work, swats don’t work and being sent to her room doesn’t usually work either and she usually just throws stuff in her room.
Been praying about it and praying for her because I really don’t know what to do! No way would I have ever treated my parents the way she does us! I never figured I would have a child that was so disrespectful and so selfish!! And it’s not from lack of us trying to teach her right!!
If anyone has some suggestions on some books or anything let me know!! I’ve been thinking about getting a book called -
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds
but will take any suggestions anyone else has too. Even my mom is stumped! She just says, “You kids were never like that!” I KNOW!! Oh not saying we didn’t test them but that was once… then they let us know who was boss. Mad just seems to think she is the boss now, especially since she has turned 4, which she kept saying she didn’t want to do. Now she just says, “I’m 4 I can do anything I want!” Lord give me strength!!!