My daughter is about to turn 7 in two weeks.
Generally she's been a well behaved girl. I've often been complimented on her politeness and caring personality. But that's all changed in the past 1-2 months.
She just seems to lie about everything, from simple things from whether she's brushed her teeth, or picked up her towel off the bathroom floor, to more major things.
Currently she's banned from electronic devices because I found her throwing game discs around the house and blamed it on her 3yr old brother. And tonight, I went to put her to bed and there's a strong nail polish smell in her room. I asked her what it was and she continuously lied she didn't know until I found it. She emptied eyeshadow until the carpet, rubbed it in and tried to cover it with clothes and then painted the eyeshadow case with nail polish. Even after finding it, she lied and tried to blame it on her brother. When I said lying is double punishment, she finally confessed and when I asked her why she just said "I don't know".
I admit I cracked it and yelled at her and I smacked her and sent her to bed crying. I've never smacked her before and I left the room crying myself. I've never agreed with spanking, but I did it and I hate myself for it.
I don't know what to do. I assume she's acting out for a reason, but I can't find out why no matter how much I try. She's doing well in school, she does dance and does well there. Generally she gets along with her brother lol
Any ideas to help me over come this?