need help with behavior...please

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Registered: 02-17-2006
need help with behavior...please
Mon, 02-11-2008 - 4:04pm

I had a few questions about my 6 year old. Her behavior is driving me crazy. She is very bossy to her friends, to us and to her sister. I end up screaming at her which doesn't help at all. The only thing that seems to work is taking away playdates and that is what I have been doing. She tells me Iam the worst mom when she doesn't get her way. She embarrasses me all of the time too. She got a present from someone and goes "oh, that doesn't seem fun" and pushes it aside. When people say hello or goodbye to her she ignores them. When I pick her up from a playdate and I remind her to say thank you, she won't, she just stomps off and after refusing says a half-hearted thank you. She keeps saying, I am shy that is why I do that which is not true. I am at my wits end. She is so mean to her friends. Her friends dish it out to but not as bad as she does. I tell her no one will want to play with her. Is this all part of "normal" 6 year old behavior? I feel like I have gone wrong somewhere. I never talked to my parents like this until I was older(not that it was ok) but I wasn't 6. She has a mouth you wouldn't believe. She yells at us. She is a perfect angel at school. Her teacher can't say enough good stuff about her. She is also good when she is at other kids houses and I am not there. I am very frustrated. Any advice

thank you

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Mon, 02-11-2008 - 6:24pm
I'm thinking that you need to come up with some sort of punishment besides taking away playdates whenever she is being rude.