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birchykel Wed 02-Sep-15 18:48:26

I'm so very drained!
I have a 12 and 4 year old. Both girls.
One hormonal and one having tantrums constantly!
I've done reward charts, give the count to 3 or on the stairs. It doesn't seem to work!
My 12 year old has such bad attitude and seem to think she can parent the 4 year old and even tell me 'no' if I ask her to do something.
I've been on here before asking for advice but I've had to post again as I just don't know what to do.
Thing is if it was someone else's children I would know what to say and do!
Always the way I guess. I'm fed up its a daily battle and I feel like I am being crushed.
My youngest is hard work and can understand the frustration for my eldest. I just wish I could get on top of my 4 year olds behaviour. She starts school tomorrow so hope that helps
anyone else going through this?

MiaowTheCat Wed 02-Sep-15 19:12:30

My 3 1/2 year old is very very stroppy and feels quite uncontrollable lately (and oh my word the temper)!

She's absolutely delightful for other people though who praise her manners and caring nature so I just try to think that she saves the shitty tired grouchy bit for the people she feels safest with.

She's also bloody bored with the 6 weeks holidays now (she's very very bright and you really do have to keep her stimulated or she's a pain in the arse) to the extent she's begging me to teach her to read (and I'm obliging) so she's being a flipping nightmare. Another week till she's back at preschool (and gets her funded hours thankfully).

birchykel Thu 03-Sep-15 21:55:52

Sounds like my four year old. She had half a day at school today and came home with a reading book and can now read it and she was so happy! But again tantrums city here!
I think ur right though my girl is bright and quite forward so think school will help. Just draining at times

Ledkr Thu 03-Sep-15 22:04:11

I have the same age gap 13 and 4 both dds, life can at times Beverly trying but they are good kids really.
4 yr old just needs constant exercise and stimulation and 13 yr olds attitude needs to be ignored whenever possible.
As I typed this I shouted at dd1 shock

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