ok ive got 4 kids aged 6,4,2,1 an at the moment my daughter is just about to turn 5 an she is not at school till next year, so i think she is getting bored at home as she is getting very bossy not doin as i ask backchating and thowing tantrams untill she makes herself sick i dont know what to do about this she is driving me crazy, when she gets in troble we put her to her room an its like she screams more them im really stuck with how to deal with this i dont remember my son being this bad, she goes to preschool 2days a week. its annoying cause when she is happy she is a really good kid helps out an is very helpfull , she is pretty smart too as it seems she is at the same leavel as my son who is in year one, any advice would be great , thank you.

Posted by tammykilby, 30th May 2013

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  • i hope that your daughter is happy and fulfilled at school.


  • Maybe find a mothers group, daycare or community group (dancing etc) where she can learn to follow instructions, keep her busy and have fun


  • Is there any way you can get her involved in other activities, if she’s a bright kid she might be just plain bored and need more stimulation during the day?


  • It sounds like she might be bored at home. Try getting her involved in a dance class etc or some of the leap pad learning programs. You can also get some great preschool educational games online.


  • thanks for the advice i will thy the 1. 2. 3 timeout an see how we goes.


  • Our council ran a course in 1-2-3 magic and it was wonderful. She needs to know boundaries and have a timeout chair or area. You give her a 1, then if she keeps it up 2, then at 3 she has timeout. Obviously worse behaviour goes straight to a 2 or a 3 (eg bad language or throwing something at someone), but you sit her down and explain this new system first and make sure she knows you mean business.

    • I’ve never heard of the 1-2-3 but it sounds like a good parenting tool.


  • Try and get her into something to stop the boredom. Maybe a playgroup or gymbaroo as well as preschool


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