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how should I handle child when she speaks in this way to m

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how should I handle child when she speaks in this way to me
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
Hello..does your girlfriend mind if you partake in the discipline of the child?
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
Would your girlfriend be upset if you disciplined the child?
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
Do you live with your girlfriend? Thanks!
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
If you are allowed to discipline the child, this is what you can do. When she says such unkind words to you, sit her on your lap or bend down and look directly into her eyes. Tell her that you feel sad when she says those things. Ask her why is she saying such unkind words? Then have her say something nice to you. If she can't think of anything, you can tell her what she should be saying to you and then have her repeat it.. If you have the ability, teach her the right things to say. That is the only way she will learn. Make it like a game. Tell her that she has to say something nice to you every day and you will say something nice to her. When she says nice things, give her a little sticker on a chart. After every 10 stickers, she receives a treat or a special outing. You want to focus more on the positive behavior to eliminate the negative.

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