Hi everyone, I have a 6yr old son who is an only child and we have managed to create horrible behaviours in him and I need all the help I can get to get us back on track and therefore him. He is currently in kindergarten and doing well. No school based behaviours he is a good boy there... At home, the back chatting is beyond ok. We can not say a thing to him without him speaking back at us. Even writing this it's hard to describe it and what I'm reading doesn't fit the horrible time we r living right now. If we ask him to do something or tell him no (using the word no or not) he will speak back. He refers to us (his parents) as our first names at times and won't budge. If we tell him not to do something I must admit he won't do it but he will just sit there running his mouth off at us (not swear words or anything), rolling his eyes, sometimes it might be as simple as repeatedly saying "meany" or "boring" at everything we say n then doesn't listen. I honestly don't know what to do anymore. My husband and I are ready to change our behaviour management approach in order to help our little boy. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and he is suss (IVF after many years and miscarriages so he has attended some appointments with me) but hasn't been informed as yet. We planned to tell him this week but we are scared it will make things harder for him. Behaviour management we have used:- Taking toys off him, rewards chart, no playing with friends, missing out, time in, ignoring and some very unhelpful approaches such as yelling at him.
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