Originally Posted by annie82005
Totally not chicken related...I have 2 weeks away from being 4 year old daughter. She is just mean! She is mean to us, her friends and grand parents. She has tantrums like none other. We have tried just about everything. Timeout, taking things away and very rarely a spanking. She gets praise and love and all of the attention that she wants and needs. I don't know if this is normal or what. I know kids her age are testing their independence and trying to find their own way in their world. Any advice? I am at my wits end and have tried it all. Aside from having myself committed......
I have a 7 year old and a 5 year old and they were getting out of control. You know what helped? Immediate punishment on the first offense and doing it every single time, consistently. No slack, no warnings, no second chances. You mouth off to me? Smack or time out. Or something taken away...whatever you choose to be the punishment. Personally, I am a believer in spankings. Go tell your parents or grandparents about timeouts and see what they think about that. Kids today have it too easy. They think they can do whatever they want these days. Ok, off my soap box. Good luck to you!