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Subject: Re: Eye rolling

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Date Posted: 13:58:38 06/24/21 Thu
In reply to: Brooke 's message, "Re: Eye rolling" on 13:52:03 06/24/21 Thu

Well, hopefully she doesn’t find herself in trouble! But at least she knows the rules.

>Michelle, I will yes. I have given her warnings in
>the past for other behaviors and when she didn’t
>listen then it was not a good outcome for her.
>>I’m the same. No parent likes to see their child so
>>upset. I would put to you just one thought, though. It
>>is our jobs, as parents, to guide them when they
>>don’t know any better. She’s testing you and
>>testing her boundaries. A little is fine and normal,
>>but at some point she’s going to find it and if she
>>learns that’s how far she can go and not be
>>disciplined, she will push it further. Especially at
>>this age, they are figuring so much out, and some
>>guidance would go along way. You mentioned you talked
>>to her, which is great. She now knows the expectation,
>>but if you encounter it again, I would advise to just
>>‘rip the bandaid’ and discipline her properly so
>>she knows there’s a firm boundary.
>>>Michelle, yes very close to same age. I have given
>>>Rachel spankings. My husband also has but I just
>>>don’t like having to give one.
>>>>My oldest daughter is 12, and my oldest son is 11. I
>>>>definitely get it. It’s a hard age, and I don’t
>>>>spank for everything. But it’s about respect and
>>>>they need to have respect for their parents and
>>>>I tell them all the time: they CAN disagree with me.
>>>>It’s not a crime to be upset or disagree, but
>>>>rolling eyes, sassy “whatever’s”, or flat out
>>>>walking away when I’m talking to them doesn’t
>>>>I don’t know your daughter, but I think if it’s
>>>>out of disrespect, she could use a spanking. It
>>>>won’t be the end of the world. Her bottom will be
>>>>sore and she’ll probably be mad for a little, but
>>>>with your love and compassion, and explanation -
>>>>it’ll pass and she’ll come to understand.
>>>>>Michelle, I understand your point. Rachel is 11 so
>>>>>>Personally, if that were any of my 4 kids,
>>>>>>my preteens, their bare bottoms would be over my
>>>>>>in a hot second for a spanking, with plenty of
>>>>>>explanation why it’s just not acceptable.
>>>>>>>Would you please lend me some advice on how you
>>>>>>>it when your kids roll their eyes when you are
>>>>>>>to them.
>>>>>>>My Rachel has been doing this more frequently and
>>>>>>>action will usually be met with No, ma’am from
>>>>>>>and I’ve also sent her to her room for a room
>>>>>>>Her doing it doesn’t completely bother me but I
>>>>>>>feel it shows somewhat of a lack of respect.

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