Our expert says:
Try to get acess to DSTV before the series ends, and watch the Friday night sBBC TV series "Little ANgels": which is th best thing yet shown on how to deal with problem behaviour in children ( and check the archives of this forum to read my previous posts about this, where I have described the approach they use).
Youre right to want to deal with this before it becomes too much of an engrained habit. And as Lerita says, start a star chart, which records the times she has been obedient, and add up towards a reward ( not too generous !) and black marks when she disobeys. Don't pay attention to the tem[per tantrums and speaking back, and on matters that matter, don't argue. Tell her what to do once nicely, a second time sternly, explaining that if she doesn't do what she needs to do, she'll be put in her room on her own. And the 3rd time --- put her in her room for 5 minutes, then fetch her back and carry on where you left of. And praise her with cuddles and fuss, whenever she DOES do what you want.
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