my kids wont listen to me anymore i tryed everything how can i get them to
March 2, 2007 3:31pm CST
i have 3 kids ages 10 9 5 lately no matter what i say or do they refuse to listen to me. my husband and i just took them on a very expensive vacation to disney world. them minute we got home they started fighting. i asked them to do something and eith they just walk away and not do it or they give me a ton of attude. i dont want to spank them but i am coming close to the final staw....
2 Mar 07
Who is the "ring leader"? I am guessing it would be the oldest one and the younger ones would look up to them and follow in their footsteps. What type of discipline have you been using so far? I am not a huge fan of spanking but sometimes that's what is needed. Not beating but making sure they know there is a consequence for their actions. Removing priviledges (T.V., playdates...etc) is a good wake up call too. You need to make the kids understand that YOU are the parent and YOU are the one in control. If the child thinks they can walk all over you, they will. If you threaten them (with a spanking or sending them to their room) follow through. If you don't they won't take you seriously.