Dealing With a Mean Child | CloudMom

Dealing With a Mean Child | CloudMom

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  1. I think it was what she needed to "get it" since it was a second offense and the first attempt to correct it didn't work out the way you'd hoped.

  2. I love the way that you handled the situation, it was the right thing to do

  3. Since it was the second time your correct! Your daughter needs to know, it's not okay to say such things!

  4. I think that shows real strength of character and your kids will be so well off for it. They will also respect you immensely. I hope I have the balls to discipline my kids like that when the time comes 🙂

  5. i think it was right what you did!

  6. Definitely the right thing to do.

  7. I'm really impressed at the hard line you took. My daughter isn't old enough for me to worry about addressing these issues yet so I'm not sure how I would have acted. However, I'm more interested in understanding why your daughter said it? Was she copying something that someone else said to her at school? I.e. Maybe she argued with someone and they said 'you're not my friend anymore' and she was kind of copying them. I would want to know whether she was trying to provoke a certain reaction from her sister? Maybe I'm over thinking it – not sure how kids their age rationalise things! Such an interesting subject though – food for thought indeed.

  8. I am impressed! I would have loved to do it but I probably would have caved and came back to get the second child. I think you did the right thing

  9. But… Did you ask her, WHY did she say that?

  10. That's right. Sometimes, when they hit other children I let them feel what they have done. I am a big believer of the golden rule 🙂 I don't think that's mean, I just want them to learn what's right and wrong. thanks Melissa for posting very helpful videos!!

  11. you are so right on the money. good mum to do this it has given your child the message you mean business when they say hurtful things. Maybe you can get frozen out on dvd or buy it at a later date once the child has processed it a bit longer

  12. I would have caved in, you did a right though! Props to you!

  13. You just did the right thing.. Thanks for the tip

  14. I think you did the right thing for your child.
    My daughter who is 3 says to her Dad all the time, "I don't love you." – especially when he's asking her to do something she doesn't want to.
    I hate hearing her say that but luckily he doesn't take it personally at all and just says, "well that's too bad, because I still love you." and then makes sure she still does what she needs to do. I try to get her to think about how she would feel if someone said to her that they don't love her, and she says, "I'd feel sad."
    She still says it too him all the time but I'm grateful that he doesn't loose his cool. I don't know if it's the right thing to do or not but it's what I feel is appropriate for her right now.

  15. I think it was the right thing. I wasn't raised with some of my sisters. It's 4 of us sisters and the two older ones were with my parent and me and younger sister were with my grandmother. And I told something similar to one of my older sister. And it can scar you for life and ruin a sister sister relationship.

  16. I think you done the rat think

  17. I am curious what you said to her the first time she said it? I am not opposed to how you handled it. For me personally, I like to try and talk to my kids about it first and explain to them that I did not appreciate what they did/said. And then if they continue, then I take further action. Do you do that too for the first time or go straight into taking away her trip to the movies?

  18. I would have explained that she did wrong, and then done a timeout. I would have still taken her to the movie though. I feel that it was slightly overboard. But she isn't my child and it seemed to work…

  19. It didn't help me at ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

  20. Children do not understand connection between missing a movie and saying something mean.

  21. You're a great Mum.

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