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Name: jhoney
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I need serious help. I have 3 girls who I enjoy for the most part. However my oldest is a spoiled brat and I don't know how to change it, she's 13. So far this year she has lost 1 pair of $100 shoes @ school and today she destroyed $60 shoes cause she didn't want to clean the bathroom. I have to admit, I give her almost everything she ask for, but this is getting ridiculous. So how do u unspoil her child, cause it seems like every time I try to teach her a lesson I feel like I'm on punishment too.
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Name: Linda.Edwards54 | Date: Mar 11th, 2012 6:22 AM
As a 14 year old girl myself, I see this as ridiculous. I was raised with a very low income: $700 dollars a month, and $200 for food stamps (Thanks for the generosity Welfare). I've been homeschooled up until this year so we've had to balance the expenses of that with my personal needs/wants as a child. I've had to spend most of my life either not getting what I wanted, or earning it myself. Your child needs to understand that.
What I suggest, is not buying her ANYTHING. No clothes, shoes, bedroom stuff, allowance (PSH I never got an allowance), magazines etc.
Only food, and nessicary school things.
She can figure out what to do. I starting a lemonade buisness when I was 8, lawn mowing buisness at age 10, and babysat at age 12 and still continue to do so. If she finds a shirt, or shoes she wants then she can get them herself.
It's parcially your fault for even buying her the $100 shoes. My shoes always came from payless! I wanted a pair of TOMS this year and I saved 70 bucks and got them!
This year for clothes for school, I saved up $400 over the summer and got practically a new wardrobe (Thanks for ROSS!)
Tell her to get off her lazy butt!! 

Name: lisaahe | Date: May 15th, 2012 6:20 PM
hi my daughter was like that she wants everything but does not want to help out in the house so I told her if she wants stuff from me she has to find something good to do for someone else I told her she had it easy all she had to do was clean the dishes all week and she would get money well it was just a fight she didn't want to do anything for me so I told her fine go think of something's you can do to get money from me but it had to be something for someone else now so she we came up with helping out at the shelter so i said ok that's what you can do for 2 hours a week she hated it it took her a mo to even try it but now she's doing 15 to 20 hrs a week her choice she want s to be there every day it was hard not to give in but i did it 

Name: Destiny#1 | Date: May 27th, 2012 12:53 AM
At thirteen and your spending that much on h on her that is crazy. Even if you have it
spend. But it in a college fund etc...
Does she have chores she does daily
or weekly? Even with this I'm having
problems that started when he was 18
he is now 19 . You need to change this
or you'll have the others doing the same. 

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