melissaburk... asks:

why does my 7yr old daughter kick off every week when she comes home from her dads?

The second she gets back from her dads she is like a different child,cheeky,nasty,horrible to her little brother,answering back.
She has never lived with her dad as he left before she was born but over the last year or so she is so hard to deal with when she comes back from his house.she goes every sunday 10-6.
I have tried talking about it and i have tried sending her to her room but nothing seems to work.
In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



May 16, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Having a conversation with  your daughter about what makes her so upset immediately after the behaviors happen would be the first step.  Second, you should have a discussion with the father about your child's behaviors.  Find out if he has any concerns and what are what he does to discipline the child.  Ask him how does he spend the time with her?  Are there any other people involved?  Other children who your daughter might to compete with for attention?  Other adults that she might be jealous off?  Talk about what behaviors that your daughter exhibits are acceptable and which are not.  Agree to discipline in a similar way.  And be consistent.  Tell your daughter what your expectations are and what consequences there will be for acting out.  Again, be consistent.  

Bets regards.
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