January 7, 2008 2:35am CST
I have tried everything to make my 9 yr old mind so I was wondring if anyone else out there had any fresh ideas? My major in college was Childhood Studies and I've used up everything I learneD there to so I am slighty stressed. I have tried grounded, taking things away, yellin, spankin anythin I could possibly think of. Anyone have any suggestions?
7 Jan 08
Would of been alot easier to just say make my child behave and listen to me. Anyway. Your child is 9 years old and you should of started this a long long time ago. Right from when they were getting into things as toddlers. With your child being 9 years old you are going to have one battle on your hands to break the cycle that the child has already taken because of lack of it before.
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6 Feb 08
I'm about a month late here but figured I would put in something anyway. You haven't listed anything positive. Just from your consequences, it sounds like she needs attention. Try ignoring the bad and praising the good. In childhood studies, I'm sure you remember "catching a child being good." That applies at all ages. Do more with her, let her choose activities, and have a good time. Read to her, let her read to you, let her teach YOU something new. Learn something new together, buy a science experiment book and use it at least once per week. Enjoy her, they grow up fast.