Re: Please help with my 5-yr-old before I lose my mind
Be clear. Make sure you aren't saying things like, "Why are you doing that?" or "What do you think you are doing?" because it doesn't make sense to kids. There is no "right answer" to that. (My DH does this drives me up the freakin wall) Make sure you are clear and precise about what you want and make sure she knows what will happen if she doesn't listen. For instance: It is time to get out. Please move the toys. Then, If you don't move the toys, next time you take a bath you can't have any toys. I honestly wouldn't make her share things like a water bottle. Older kids want to have things that are just theirs and they don't have to share with siblings.