Nothing makes correcting a child more frustrating than to have him constantly “back talk” or offer a response or defense to everything you say. It’s doubly upsetting if those retorts are disrespectful! #parenting #wise #advice
Tweens and early teens really know how to push your buttons. From back-talking to sibling rivalry, to chores, these kids really know how to work the system. These contracts will really help, bring organization to the chaos, help reward your child for great behavior and set consequences and punishment for disapproved behaviors.
Good to remember, when you are having a bad day would you want someone to make it WORSE? Kids don't always know how to say what is bothering them. Be their savior NOT their problem or antagonist. They will value you for it.