My daughter is 10 going on 16. She's picking up some really bad habits over at her Dad's house. I started reading this book called "Back Talk" which is helping me deal with her attitude more effectively. Today she got pissed off because my mom was using the bathroom and she needed to go. I of course thought to myself why get upset over something like that? I figured out that it's not the bathroom ordeal at all, but something she's upset about and the bathroom thing set her off. So I tell her she can't watch the rest of her Charmed (TV show) because of her attitude. She storms off to her room and locks the door.(I had a talk with her last week about not locking her door.) I tell her if you don't want to be disturbed write a do no disturb sign and put it on your door. She gave me some beef about it, so I told her if she didn't stop locking her door I was going to take it off the hinges, and then she wouldn't have a door at all. Later on when walking by her door I noticed her note on her door which read, "Do not disturb or I'll rip your head off!" I couldn't believe she wrote something like that. I took the note off her door and told her that was an inappropriate sign. Sometimes you're so surprised you don't know what to do. I'm interested in hearing what discipline techniques other parents are using that work..
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