Our expert says:
Do check the archives of this forum, as we have disussed dicipline prob;ems so often, and other comments may be helpful to you. This sort of negatavism arises in most children, and often aound that age --- its not really a lack of respect for you, but a very annoying exploration of her independence. Unfortunately, kids discover the power of saying NO before they realise the power of saying Yes.
You and her dad need to work closely together and make it clear that you have the same rules and that he will be checking with you, and if she has been disobeying or being unpleasant to you, he will consider it exactly as disappointing as if she did it to him directly.
And, as discussed in so many previous messages, use time out when she has a tantrum, explaining that she will have to stay in a quiet place for 6 minutes ( age plus one ) and then she can return to the family IF she is quiet and apologised for breaking the rules, or the 6 minutes will start again. Draw up a chart to be run by both you and her dad, where she gets stars for every half-day she has been obedient, and black marks for every half day she doesn't --- 10 stars and she earns a reward, ten black marks and she loses s privilege ( like playing with friends, or watching TV ).
What do other parents suggest ?
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