What Do You Do With A Disobedient Child?

@eihdra (3116)
Philippines
May 26, 2008 7:25am CST
My son's turning 9 this August and I know he's still a kid.. but sometimes he can be really stubborn and disobedient, to the point where I'm losing my temper..I don't wanna spank him, so I just repeat myself until he follows..But then, I dont want him to grow up like this...I want him to obey...I'm not asking him to do things that aren't good for him..But most of the time, it falls on deaf ears...He's not deaf,by the way..his senses are okay..What do you suggest I do..
2 responses
@Insung001 (740)
• Philippines
26 May 08
eihdra, I mayself is against hurting a child. but like you said what you explain to him usually falls on deaf ears. That is because at that age, a child doesn't really understand fully yet. You don't want to spank him.., I would spank him at times but not to the point of hurting him so much. Only in the right way. Read Proverbs 13:24. Thank you for sharing. Take care.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
27 May 08
hi...will read that verse..thanks..
• Philippines
27 May 08
Great! I hope you read it in it's english and tagalog versions. Happy parenting to you. Please give my regards to your kid.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
27 May 08
many thanks, Insung...
• Philippines
27 May 08
I have a three-year old son who can be really stubborn and won't listen even if you tell him that he is not suppose to do that thing. I tried to spank him (but not to the point that it will hurt him) but it did not make a difference. The next time I tell him not to do it, he still won't listen. SO I think it's better if you have a talk with the kid and explain the consequences to him. You can also tell him the rewards of doing such and such things. It's really not that easy to discipline a child but when we show them that it's for their own good and that we love them so much, I think they will learn to listen.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
27 May 08
thanks for your advice..will still try to talk to him..anyway, I'm a very patient mom..thanks again..