Need help with 8-year-old DD behavior
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|Sun, 10-19-2008 - 6:47pm|
Hi this is my first time posting on this board. I am tired, frustrated, pissed off and at the end of my rope so please forgive my ranting. My daughter has always been a difficult, headstrong child. Her brothers are very easygoing. It was quite bad when she was very young and she would throw these monster tantrums. We were really worried and thought there might be something seriously amiss but then her babysitters, preschool teachers, and everyone else told us what a delightful, sweet, helpful child she was. It got much better for a few years where she great. We thought maybe because she is so bright maybe she just had a lot of frustration when she was younger. Lately she is impossible again. She talks back, can be hateful, argues with everything, won't do what is asked of her, throws these drama fits if she doesn't get her way the precise moment she wants something and cries loudly so we can hear her when we are trying to ignore her. I have to admit I do not handle it well. I get mad and yell which I know only makes things worse. I think I am writing more to find out what I should do to keep my cool than what I can do about her. I have tried to talk to her but she won't talk to me or is snotty so I just end up getting mad.My husband is not around much so this all falls to me. Please help. I always thought I was a pretty good parent but now I'm really beginning to doubt myself at every turn.