Behavior: Child

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5 Year Old Becoming VERY Defiant...

My girls, ages 5 and 6, are good kids, REALLY good kids, until recently... and I'm a tough love mom. If the girls both get in trouble for something, my 6 year old immediately says 'Sorry mom, I won't do it again' and then she'll correct the problem. The 5 year old will just STARE at me with this ATTITUDE. If I ask her 'Did you hear what I just said??' and she'll kind of shrug her shoulders with the same defiant 'I don't care' attitude. I'll say 'MADISON! What do you say?!' and she'll finally roll her eyes and mumble 'yes ma'am'... WHAT IS...

Biting

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6 Year Old Boy Hittng, Throwing, Scratching Biting

I have a 6 year old boy that reacts to the word no with impulsive behavior. If he doesn't like your answer he will instantly pick something up to throw it at myself or his dad. Once I try to stop him he then continues on with a full blown tantrum (hitting,kicking,biting,scratching, and throwing). He has not shown this type of behavior at school. He has recently started showing this behavior infront of other close family members. Everyone is upset with me because they think I am not stearn enough with him. The problem is, I have tried...

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Biting at Daycare

My 2 year old daughter starting biting at daycare. She has never had a...

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Biting Issues !

My grand daughter goes over to my ex's house, and his girlfriend has a grand...

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Advice on Biting

I'm sure this question has been asked over and over, but does anyone have...

Bullying

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Help with a 6 Year Old

I need help with my 6 year old he's outta hand. He likes to tell me waht to do and not to listen to me. Any time you tell him to do something he throws a fit. If he doesn't get his own way in school he throws a temper tantrum. If you ground him all he says his I'm telling on you. His dad doesn't help me any either because when he does go see his dad he gets his way and he walks all over his dad and his dad thinks that's okay. Please help me deal with him.

Discipline

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Grounding for a 6 Year Old

Won't get in to all the details as it would take forever. So long story short, our 6 year old had definitely given us a run for our money. Very smart, but very stubborn. He absolutely obsesses over things and will attempt to badger us half to death to try and get his way. We have followed many "guidelines" for punishments, and for awhile now, a long while the consequences are immediate. He doesn't get multiple chances to stop a behavior etc We were advised by a counselor to do that. I feel like these consequences need to be turned up a...

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone...

Disrespect & Disobedience

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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Moody 5 Year Old

Around the time my daughter started school, her moods have changed. She went...

Friends

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the peditrician numerous times and he always gives me the same answer. My son has very large adnoids (whatever they are) and he says that is the cause of the problem. Thankfully,he has never had any kind of throat issue (infections..etc) so the peditrician said there is really nothing to do about it. He told me to use a humidifer, which I have always used. When he sleeps I can actually see him struggling for air. I compare it to trying to suck something through a straw that's to...

Hitting

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16-Month Old Hitting Others

My 16-month-old daughter has been hitting other toddlers in daycare and hitting me, her father, and our rabbit. She does it in a playful way--she's always smiling and happy--but when I tell her "no hitting" or "please be gentle" or "be nice" and take her hand and gently stroke or pat the rabbit, she gets upset and then seems to hit out of anger. She is not a bully, but I really want to stop this hitting habit in its tracks. Any suggestions?

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Toddler & Hitting

My 17 month old little boy has turned into a hitter. He typically has a toy...

Legal Trouble

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Almost 5 Year Old Having Temper Tantrums

I have seen some good responses to others on this site, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m at a loss as to what to do with our daughter. She is a very smart and generally happy little girl who is just about to turn 5. She is currently causing quite a stir in our home with her temper tantrums. She seems to be extreme, one minute very sweet, happy, and engaging, the next minute on the floor screaming, whining, talking back, kicking, and swinging whatever she can. This weekend it pretty much ruined both our days as a family. Is this...

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Self Esteem

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Promoting Positive Self-Esteem in Girls

I may be overanalyzing this based on my own past, but I wanted to hear from other moms of little girls out there to find out if I am handling my 4-year old and her recent behaviors well! She seems to be a lot more aware of what female images she finds "pretty" lately and I want to be sure I am promoting her own self-esteem so she doesn't go through the degree of body and image issues I did as a teenager and young woman. For example, when she was recently working on her letters in a Barbie activity book, she was saying which Barbie faces...

Social Skills

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her...

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Tantrums

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6 Year Old Throwing Temper Tantrums

I feel like a hostage to my 6 year old boy. He has had ongoing behavior problems. Recently, I lost my job and have been around him a lot more. He goes to the boys and girls club for 5 hours a day and otherwise he's with me. He screams in the morning. He screams at night. He throws things. He hits. He runs outside screaming. He throws a tantrum because he isn't getting the food he wants. He's throwing a tantrum because he can't eat whenever he wants. He throws a tantrum because he's being punished for throwing a tantrum. I can't...

Testing Limits

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I Have Had It with My 5 Year Old!!

If you guys read my post regarding my defiant 5 year old, then you know all about the tip of the iceberg. The straw that broke the camels back: she just intentionally stepped on a brand new picture frame. (why was it on the floor? it was in the corner, blocked off by the couches, in a 'safe spot' -or so I thought- so it wouldn't get knocked over or broken before I could hang it. NO ONE has ANY business even being in that corner. It was under an end table for crying out loud). I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS BEHAVIOR IS COMING FROM. I...

Violence

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I Have Had It with My 5 Year Old!!

If you guys read my post regarding my defiant 5 year old, then you know all about the tip of the iceberg. The straw that broke the camels back: she just intentionally stepped on a brand new picture frame. (why was it on the floor? it was in the corner, blocked off by the couches, in a 'safe spot' -or so I thought- so it wouldn't get knocked over or broken before I could hang it. NO ONE has ANY business even being in that corner. It was under an end table for crying out loud). I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS BEHAVIOR IS COMING FROM. I...

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Whining

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A Very Whiney Stage!!!

my son will be 4 in august and latley he has been sooooo whiney!!! It is driving me crazy. we have a 1 year old also and i dont know if its a bit of jealosy with her doing more now or just a not so fun stage. He does not want to listen, he whines, talks back, says no all the time. he is a very good boy and responds well with time out. I do not give in to him when he is acting out. Last night at soccer he was very whiney and not listening so we left, and he did not get to play the games he wanted to. He gets one on one time at night after...

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Whining 10 Year Old

I have a son who is 10 who still whines alot. He whines over everything...