Unfortunately I typed one out and lost the whole lot !!!
Wondered if anyone could help, I am new to these boards and need some help I am especially interested in hearing from MBeth aswell as anyone else who can offer advice. I added to a thread earlier today and realised afterwards MBeth might have had a website but that was a 2007 post.
Anyway I'll cut it as short as I can, my 5 year old daughter has always been strong willed and very headstrong in everything shes ever done. She was actually running rather than walking at 1 year of age as soon as she has mastered something she is onto the next very quickly.
Which brings me full circle, she is getting so much for me now I am struggling, she started school last year and has since got worse. She has attitude 'So what, take my toy away' etc, I am sure I am suffering a lot more than her in this what seems a power struggle. She wont do as she is told, and answers me back in a sarcastic horrible shrug shoulder I dont care manner when I ask her to do something. It has happened very fast in the last few months and I am at my wits end.
Wondered if anyone could help. I dont do the smacking, the boredom sitting in the middle of the floor doesn't work now as she is crafty and fidgets the whole time eventually ending up the other side of the room if I am not looking. She doesn't listen to me or my explanations when I tell her off.
I feel as though I am being blind to it at the moment, I feel there is a simple answer here but I just cant think for worrying.
I possibly worry more about her becomming a teen and getting a lot worse than this, I kinda want to nip it in the bud and stop the attitude while she is young. Its got worse in the last 3 months, there have been no changes as home and ruled everything else out.
With my son I knew his weaknesses, with her its a battle...
Thanks in advance x