hehe okay, well DD is 3 in october. DF has just started a new job FIFO so he is away for 3 weeks at a time, like most children he was the one she listened to in an instant and she always tried me..
she's starting to get worse i don't know if it's because she's recently started childcare one day a week and is picking on up on other children's bad manners, her age, or the fact that it's a big change not seeing dad all the time... or a combination of them all...
she hardly listens, she is starting to backchat, and she even puts her hands on her hips and says that's not fair... she doesn't like it when she doesn't get her way, and throws herself on the ground and goes limp in shopping centres (oh the joys)
but this morning I left her site for 2 minutes to mix some farex and milk for my DS and she was in the cot with him!!! this has never happened before!!!! & it's time to take action..
I ask her not to do things, and try and explain to her why I don't want her doing it..
I send her to her room which she does immediately, and after a minute or so she casualy walks out and says that she wants to say sorry.
I do occasionally smack on the back of the hand or bottom. but that's only if she has done something really bad like hurt her brother or done something else dangerous.. I don't like doing it so I want a different approach.
I've been thinking of trying time out? I'm not sure what else I can do.