My 6 yo dd has really been stressing me out lately. Her behavior is just really naughty( I hate to use that word, but it is). She gets lots of attention from dh and me. She and her sister get to do lots of fun things each day with me. And yet she acts out a lot. She rarely listens to me. I have to say things over and over until I am yelling at her to get her to listen, she is very stubborn. She has been destructive lately(picking the plaster off the ceiling, drawing on things, etc) She is also sneaky (taking my things from my room, sneaking sweet foods from the kitchen, etc). Today she flicked melon juice in her dads face, and she often does stuff like that. She will spit at us sometimes, tell her sister to shut up, etc. Things that are just plain rude. Is this normal? It feels like she is just totally entitled. She knows nothing really bad is going to happen to her, so she just does whatever she wants. She doesn't seem to want to please us at all. I just don't know what to do with her. I find myself counting to 3, yelling, and threatening all the time. I hate it. What am I doing wrong here, why is my child so difficult? I thought by 6 things were supposed to be easier.
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8/14/10 at 10:22pm