Split personality child at home vs at school

February 23, 2007 1:18pm CST
I've got a 5 year old who is a model child at her preschool but a total monsta at home. She is rude, uncooperative, and is overly clingy for attention, and has perfected the art of lollygagging, especially at meal times and bedtimes. Her school teachers can barely relate as she is polite, thoughtful, and responsive in class, and cannot conceive that her personality is so different at home. I feel like the perfect candidate for Supernanny's help. Has anyone else experienced what I am going through, and suggestions on how to improve the situation? Thank you!!
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23 Feb 07
It seems like she is desperately trying to get your attention at home. Maybe more positive praise when she does things that you like. I find when my kids are naughty for a few days in a row I forget to praise them and this seems to make their behaviour worse. They always respond well to lots of cuddles when they are good.