I mentioned the other day that my youngest daughter was pushing buttons and testing limits... I'm not sure if it's a seven year old thing or if it's just our seven year old but either way we're going crazy. Her behaviour is unacceptable. We've tried taking away her most loved possessions, we've tried time outs, we've tried giving extra positive attention for good behaviour and ignoring the bad, and NOTHING is working!! She's got attitude and is talking back regularly. She's bold, rude and argumentative. Argh!
Oh, and have I mentionned she's been sneaking MAKEUP to school?!?!! SEVEN?!?! Really!?!?
And just when you think you're at your wits end, she tells us at dinner that she got in trouble at school today. She got a RED in her agenda -- not that she brough home her agenda so we could see the teacher's note, she conveniently forgot that!! Along with some of her other homework. Just yesterday she was bragging that she'd only ever brought home greens!!
In case it isn't clear, green = good, red = bad.
Stay tuned, there may be a seven year old for sale really soon...