Strong willed 6 yr old needs consequences
01/01/2011 at 08:28 AM

My husband and I have been trying to look for ways to properly discipline our very strong willed child. She is an amazingly bright and intelligent girl. She has been a strong willed child since she was 16 months old. She fights us on everything! Over simple statements made like "the sky is blue" she would have to argue that it wasn't. We know she is only trying to show us that she needs control of situations but we struggle with simple tasks like cleaning up after herself and getting dresssed in the morning for school. We are trying to work on a chart for her that shows her what we expect from her from the time she wakes up til the time she goes to bed so we are all clear on it. But we struggle with the consequences if something is not done. Also as of right now limiting and taking away privileages seem of no consequence to her. She received a new DS for Xmas and has had it taken away now for a few days because she refuses to clean her room and it doesn't seem to phase her in the least. We have gone to the extreme of EMPTYING her room of ALL toys and still this did not seem to phase her.....HELP!! I know God has a reason for making her this way and we just want to help her learn to make the right choices.