gemmap88
Hi I am new to this forum. I’m currently struggling with my daughters beahvaiour. My daughter has just turned 9, I also have an 8 year old boy and I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant. My daughter seems to have changed, i’d say this was about 2 years ago. She seems angry, she can be very mean to me and especially her brother, who is no saint as he’s a typical 8 year old boy but she lashes out at him and hurts him she actually tells him she wants to hurt him. I’ve tried everything with her I’ve took things away from her she doesn’t care and I’ve tried on numerous occasions to sit and talk and she does talk and open up and listens to me and tells me she understands it’s wrong then it goes over her head and she’s back to square one. I’m at end of my tether now and I’m really struggling. I’ve been worried it was this pregnancy bothering her but she was like this way before and she’s been nagging for a baby sister for a long time (luckily I’m having a girl) I feel very alone, worried and heartbroken for my little girl as I don’t want her to be like this, I really don’t. I really need some advice on what elder I can do? I’ve tried praising her with positive factors and that doesn’t work either. I feel mean at the moment as I’ve taken all electronics away from her to discipline her.
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and troubling situation. It sounds like you've tried a lot of things. Perhaps, if her behaviour has changed drastically that puts your son in danger and is as worrying as it seems to you, then you might want to discuss her behaviour with your GP. When you're telling her that her actions are wrong, do you explain why it's wrong? If she continues to do something she knows is wrong, perhaps ask her why. You may find it helpful to read our articles on child behaviour. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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