Need help with 6 y/o's attitude

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Registered: 05-22-2007
Need help with 6 y/o's attitude
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Wed, 07-16-2008 - 9:51am

She is only 6 1/2 and is already smarting off, arguing, thinks she is always right and has to get the last word in on EVERYTHING.

Sue the Ho
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Registered: 04-29-2008
Tue, 07-29-2008 - 12:42am

Hello there, I'm new to this board so I hope it isn't wrong to comment...


I have an almost 11 year old and one that just turned 7. They both have very different personalities and so punishments and rewards come differently for them.

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Registered: 07-25-2008
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 5:16pm

I am so glad that I am not the only one!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2008
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 11:07pm
Have you thought about seeking some help from a psychologist?

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Registered: 05-22-2007
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 3:36pm

Thanks for responding.

Sue the Ho
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Registered: 05-17-2008
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 2:24pm

Hello,


I was reading your profile and you and I have a lot in common. I

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Registered: 07-09-2001
Thu, 07-17-2008 - 9:47pm

I think it is the age! My son is getting ready to turn 7 and we never even went through terrible twos ... so pay back is worse now!

What works best for us is to praise the good things. Every time he does something just a little good ... I make a little bit of a big deal about it. I guess it's building him up inside and he wants to keep pleasing me.

He's just testing ... trying out his "new shoes". No longer a preschooler, but not a "big kid" yet.

I always tell my son, "when you are calm enough to talk to me, come out of your room and we will see if we can figure this out". Figure what out you ask ... why he got all angry and upset. Sometimes, it's because he was in the middle of a task and now I am telling him to drop it for dinner ... WHEN ... I could have said "Hey, when you are done, come on to the table". That is what he has told me ... that is what I do. One less battle at dinner!

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4th of July
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Registered: 05-22-2007
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 12:22pm

Isn't Buspar for anxiety?

Sue the Ho
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Registered: 07-16-2008
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 11:10am

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