Where did this mouth come from?

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Where did this mouth come from?
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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 1:39pm

Sean has been a bit aggravating lately, he's really been giving us some attitude at home.

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 1:29pm

Yessss... you definitely have my empathy! It doesn't help that he's picking up these lovely little habits from his big brother too, sigh.

I read once that the reason kids behave so well at school but then fall apart when they get home is because by the end of the day, they've run out of steam and arrive hom "frazzled and fatigued" (which leads to misbehaving). They feel "safer" acting out at home, knowing you love them unconditionally.

Personally, I think they also know which buttons to push at home which makes things worse too!!

Hang in there!

Lisa

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Registered: 02-16-2012
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 1:51pm

Yes, it's gotten really bad with my DD. I am trying to concentrate on praising her when she does speak respectfully since the negative consequences don't seem to be doing much good. But it's hard b/c the moments when she isn't "back talking" or using a sarcastic tone are few and far between lately!

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 2:34pm
That's a good idea, I'll have to remember that! I just hope he grows out of it soon, it's getting very old ;)

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