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... I am glad you realize that she is acting out to get your attention. You are doing that right! But if you continue to punish her for the behavior...she is going to keep acting out badly to get your attention. Negative attention is better then no attention. ... (6 replies)
... First I think that you might need to do a tougher job at protecting the 2 year old from himself. Child locks on all cupboards and drawers, or had he figured them out? ... (3 replies)
... Although changes have been necessary, they have taken a tole on your son and he is acting out to get more attention. Children "will" get attention even if it is via negative behaviour. ... (9 replies)

... It is not your fault, you and her father are doing your best to provide a good home for her. Maybe she is just acting out to get some attention. Believe me I am all for the parents taking time together and time for yourself, I do it too. ... (3 replies)
... He used to be the perfect baby and toddler until he turned 2. His tantrums have never been too bad. ... (10 replies)
... I'm so thankful that I've done whatever it is I've done to have behave like she does. ... (15 replies)
... I am always worried tho that I'm a bad mom. I get frustrated easily. I yell.. We laugh a lot.. Maybe I've talked to her about adult stuff to much. She's very mature. She's already travelled the world.. ... (3 replies)
... Maybe it has to do with the new babies at daycare since they require more attention. Your comment of being a busy mom and it being hard on you kind of disturbs me. ... (6 replies)
... When you made the comment about wasting time, it sent up a flare. I think she's just trying to get some quality time with you and the only way she knows how is to get your attention this way. If I haven't spent enough time with my 4 yr old son, he'll crawl up in my lap and ask for weird things. ... (9 replies)
... I have to agree wholeheartedly with Maggieloop about the new babies at daycare. ... (6 replies)
... I don't have any cut and dried answers for you because as you know, our kids are just as different as we all are! I'll try to give a few suggestions that you could try, or not, as you see fit. ... (119 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 30, 2005
... d stopping her from working and I explained to her how I couldn't stop guys from hitting on her and that I thought a job would help her in organizing herself and acting responsibly but my main concern would be that she were safe anywhere whether it be at work or elsewhere. ... (217 replies)
Food issues
Dec 24, 2006
... That is a wonderful idea! She is very used to getting LOTS of attention. I never even considered that this is a great way for her to get it! She does seem to be acting out alot latley. I'm not sure why. The only thing that I can think of is her 11 yr. ... (6 replies)
Stepdaughter woes
Jul 19, 2004
... I know what you mean, we are going through a rough patch with my 9 almost 10 year old. I understand it is fustrating. Also, i didn't mean to imply that i thought you called her that to her face, i just ment that you should think of her in different terms...like a scared, hurting little girl.... ... (7 replies)
Step Parenting
May 17, 2004
... hen my dad remarried I was 6 and my brother was 8. He married a woman with 4 kids and they were all very rude and misbehaved. Anyway..I went from getting lots of attention to getting almost none at all. ... (11 replies)
... is always a reason behind it.. look from the kids side..she is so young and is already a part of this moving on scenrio....sometimes kids behave differently just to get the attention when they feel that they are being left out or ignored...i think your friend is just panicking instead of sorting things out in a mature way... ... (10 replies)
... I'm sorry, I'm getting confused right along with you. This is going to snowball if the adults go from child to child and may cause more harm than good. ... (17 replies)
... This is more than just a behavior problem. Something has happened to her that was unpleasant. She is trying to get your attention by being outrageous. ... (22 replies)
My 10 yr. old boy
Jan 22, 2006
... What do you do when he is acting like this? ... (4 replies)
... t nearly as bad this time. With Ian the first few hurt like another labor...but this time I got ahead of the game. I got stool softeners the minute Sohpie was out and then after the first day I asked the nurse for a glycerin suppository which was VERY helpful. ... (122 replies)


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