Dealing with children's attitude
May 27, 2011 5:17am CST
As kids grow and develop, there is a great possibility to pick up some behaviours that are not desirable. Im having a problem with my three years old son, cause as he grows he easily learn new things but there are undesirable characteristics that he adapted from people around him. He became rude to other kids and disrespectful to elders. I am really sad coz before, he learned to pray but now he refused to do it and when I ask him, where did he learned these things, he would always point to my 11 yrs/old brother. I know that he's still a kid but I want to correct him so he won't grow with this ill-mannered behaviour. Can you share with me how you disciple you children?
• United States
31 May 11
It's hard dealing with children as they get older. Mine are 23 months, 6,7 and 8. My 7 year old daughter has a mouth on her. She always has to have the last word and dont get me going on the whole back talking part. I either put her in her room for about a half hour to an hour. I have taken away the TV for a week (usually most effective). Those the the 2 that I usually use. I have also taken away her DS as well but that doesnt usually get too much of a reaction. I am afraid to see how she will be when she is a teenager if this is how she is now at just 7. You could try taking away his favoriate tv shows if he watchs tv, no desert for a week, no going swimming for a week, a half hour in his room. There are a bunch of things that you could try. Believe me though, the punishment and attitude get's much worse as they get older. Good luck, I hope you find something that works for you.