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8 yr old with attitude

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Frostysgal2006 Tue 28-Jul-15 11:58:05

Hi Ladies,

I'm looking for some advice, my old 8 yr old daughter has always been a pretty well behaved child, granted no angel which I wouldn't want anyway but just recently (2/3 months) her attitude as been getting progressively worse, you can't seem to get a decent answer out of her with out it been connected to leave me alone, stop looking at me or generally using 'that' tone of voice. We have tried reward charts, technology bans and everything in between but nothing seems to work, she has had her iPad removed from her on several occasions and she just kicks off even more and refusing to do anything that is asked her. I know this is probably nothing new and they all go thru it but my 3 yr old is picking up a hell of a lot from her and its rubbing off on her. I'm starting to get to end of my tether with her now, I want to be able to do fun stuff and have giggles etc with her but if she doesn't behave she doesn't deserve the rewards.. It can even be something as simple as asking her to brush her hair or making her 2 slices of toast instead of 1. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

justanaveragegirl Tue 28-Jul-15 12:56:08

Could it be early puberty (hormones etc) kicking in? If you can see no reason for a complete about turn?

Also, if you have not done so, have you gently tried asking her if anything is wrong (i.e. school, friendships etc) just in case something has happened and she is worried about saying?

Just a thought.

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