A Rebellious 5 Year Old

23 May


Gianna, my 5 year old, is my little princess.  She is the sweetest thing, puckers up her big, beautiful pink lips when she wants a kiss.  But underneath all that is a rebellious and selfish little person.  This is of course does not make me love her any less, quite the contrary, it makes me love her a little harder, trying to figure out why she has all this built up anger.  Showing up at her daycare with the instructor sheepishly telling me that my daughter has misbehaved for the last three weeks is not how I like to be greeted. Apparently she has been hitting the teachers, throwing tantrums, fighting with other kids, and throwing rocks.  I went through this with her several months ago and thought we were past it.  Apparently not.  So here begins the process again of trying to discipline a 5 year old who is facing an 8 hour school day come August.  I find myself dreading this moment for apparent reasons.  Spankings do not seem to work, time-outs are temporary and she could care less if I take away her favorite activity.  I am at my wits end and I have no idea what else to do other than keep speaking to her about how we are NOT supposed to behave.  Any tips and ideas here would be greatly appreciated for I am at the point of exhaustion.


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