misbehaving 6-yr olds

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Registered: 09-13-2007
misbehaving 6-yr olds
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Thu, 09-13-2007 - 5:06pm

My husband and I have recently had to take over the care of his 6 yr old niece. For the last 2 & 1/2 weeks her behaviour has gotten increasingly worse. Now, while she does listen to my husband, she has presented me with nothing but attitude, whining and back-talking. What can I do?

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Registered: 04-27-2005
Fri, 09-14-2007 - 10:44am

The only advice I have at the moment?


Be patient, but firm.

 

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Fri, 09-14-2007 - 5:27pm

Thanks, I have tried that, i guess it's just repeating myself again and again until she understands.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 8:30am
One thing I noticed when reading this board last week... there are a bunch of posters who have six year olds and we are all having the same problems. All my friends with kids that are six... same thing. WE are all repeating over and over and the kids aren't listening... they have attitude and can't seem to hold back the talk back. Also like the PP said your six year old is transitioning. Try exercise... that is what I am trying. WE do yoga and she loves it. She loves to run and go for walks. That is what she wants to do when she gets home from school, not sit down and have quiet time when she gets home from school She has been sitting at a desk all day. I asked her what she wanted to do that would make her feel better and that is what she told me. I have energy and I want to get it out. Maybe ask her what's on her mind and open the door of communication. ASk her what you could to together to feel better.
Good luck.
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 09-17-2007 - 9:58am

Also like the PP said your six year old is transitioning. Try exercise... that is what I am trying. WE do yoga and she loves it. She loves to run and go for walks.