An Attitude Problem!

So, we are ending the 3rd grade on Friday and it seems like every week during this past school year Shelby has been written up by her teacher. It ranged from playing with her hair to talking during a test. Lately it seems like Shelby cannot breathe without being written up. I think it has to do with a little attitude issue we are having. Some people call it Talking Back, I call it Debating.

Here is an example.

Me: Shelby get up and get in the shower.
Shelby: I AM GETTING in the shower.
Me: Shelby, don’t talk back.
Shelby: I am not talking back.
Me: You just did it again.
Shelby: No, I didn’t.
Me: Just hush your mouth Shelby.
Shelby: But I am not acting bad.

This is a daily, some times an hourly occurrence right now. My daughter always has to have the last word. I think this is why she did not get along with her teacher this year.

Therefore, this summer I am going to break my child of debating with me. I just have to find the right method for her. I don’t think spanking her at this age will do the trick. I have attempted to read Have a New Kid by Friday, but I rarely make it through Monday. It is a good book and I need to buckle down and finish it. Kevin Leman has strategies that really seem like they could work.

My friend Holly and I used to call this attitude single child syndrome. I really need to get this syndrome under control!

Do you have any suggestions?

For more information on Kevin’s book watch this interview he did. He shares some of his strategies. Watch it here.

Views: 2

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

12/19/14 DAILY BLOG PROMPT

A SPECIAL GREETING FROM FRAN DRESCHER

MOM BLOGGERS FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Mom Bloggers for Social Good is a global coalition of 2000+ mom bloggers who currently span over twenty countries and who care about spreading the good news about the amazing work non-profit organizations and NGOs are doing around the world.  Want to make a difference? Please join us!

Toxic Free Blog - by Brittany Glynn


Brittany is a director of the Toxic Free Foundation and created the first ever Toxic Free Certification Program.  Weekly, Brittany publishes the Toxic Free Blog and provides coaching to over 10,000 families in the United States alone.  She is the author of a Toxic Free educational series and co-author of several Toxic Free learning programs. Brittany is also an award winning author. 

© 2014   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service