5 Year Old Does Not Listen...to anyone!

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Registered: 12-02-2008
5 Year Old Does Not Listen...to anyone!
Tue, 03-31-2009 - 7:12am

I know that a five year old can be very stubborn but my daughter will literally look you in the eye and lie (yes I took a shower, brushed my teeth...etc.) and you can tell her not do something and she will do it like you never told her not too.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 3:32pm

Chances are she is listening,

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 12:48pm

Hi Kellen. The previous poster gave you some good advice. Often catching them being good works to curb the bad behavior you are trying to put a stop to especially when it has been going on for a while and punitive consequences are no longer working.

The other thing I would do is to stop asking her questions you know the answers to -- but her in the shower rather than asking her if she took a shower; hand her the toothbrush and watch her brush her teeth; etc. Have her repeat back what she is suppose to do when you ask her to do something.