+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    2,670
    Thanks
    1,041
    Thanked
    877
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default DS saying horrible things about sister- what to do

    DS (4 yo) has for a few weeks been randomly chanting horrible things about his little sister. Like "she smacks her face, she likes to smash her head through glass windows, then throw her in the rubbish bin." It's at no particular time. They could be getting on perfectly well, playing, then suddenly he's saying stuff like this with a smile on his face.

    I find this pretty horrific. I'm pretty sure he's doing it for attention, because he's looking at me, so wonder if I should ignore it. But at the same time it's quite horrible and want to pull him up on it and say it's unacceptable.

    Thoughts please!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,344
    Thanks
    3,255
    Thanked
    6,285
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I would be pulling him up on it each time, letting him know it's not nice or okay to talk about his sister that way.

    He might just be a bit jealous of his sister and this is something he can get your attention with.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    13,067
    Thanks
    9,846
    Thanked
    12,959
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Do you have house rules? If so add "speak nicely about others" or "be kind" to the rules. Then pull your DS up everytime he says something like that - show him which rule he is breaching. Implement whatever consequence you have in place for breaching the rules. Be consistent and wait a few weeks hinges should improve.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    214
    Reviews
    0
    That's really creepy and I would not tolerate it at all. Definitely don't ignore it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,233
    Thanks
    2,081
    Thanked
    1,710
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Do you have house rules? If so add "speak nicely about others" or "be kind" to the rules. Then pull your DS up everytime he says something like that - show him which rule he is breaching. Implement whatever consequence you have in place for breaching the rules. Be consistent and wait a few weeks hinges should improve.
    I agree with this. I think linking it to a specific house rule makes it clearer for him that there will be consequences.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    2,670
    Thanks
    1,041
    Thanked
    877
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Ok, thanks. I'll continue to pull him up on it then. But I'll be better at implementing a consequence each time he does it because it's not easing off at all. And I really want it to stop. It's weird.

    I think linking it to a rule like being kind is a good idea. We don't have house rules as such but we talk about acceptable behaviour a lot and he's pretty aware of how be should act. I might try writing a few down and putting them up. Good idea in general I think.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Feeling horrible :(
    By XmasDayBub in forum Childcare Options
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-11-2014, 14:24
  2. Horrible and Constant
    By aleck in forum Teeth & Teething
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-07-2014, 17:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Hire For Baby Perth
New RETAIL store - Perth Hire For Baby Perth
Here at Hire for Baby, we offer a wide range of products from Child Restraints to Strollers, Stroller Accessories and Oricom Baby Monitors. Wholesale prices - till the stock ends. Buy from us and get the installation for FREE.
Like us on Facebook and get $10 OFF
featured supporter
Transition into Parenthood / Calmbirth Sydney
Julie's Transition into Parenthood and Calmbirth courses for pregnant couples will get you ready, prepared and organised for the wonderful birth of your beautiful new baby. Birth Support Doula training provided in 2017 open to all. Call 0401 265 530
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!