My nephew,Joey has to be the world's most misbehaved child. I babysit him often because my sister doesn't like the idea of afterschool care programs.
I love him to death but he is ALWAYS bad and very disrespectful. He sucks his teeth at me, mutters "whatever", and says things like "so i dont care, i dont have to listen to you"
This behavior is not only towards me, he does it to his mother and father. We've punished him in his bedroom and taken away the toys he loves most like nintendo 64. STILL, it has not worked one bit.
Yesterday, I babysat Joey and my younger nephew AJ, I turn my back for one second to rewind a tape in the vcr and joey began choking aj. I broke it up, firmly told Joey that that behavior was wrong and unacceptable and sent him to his room. On the way to his bedroom he stompped his feet and said "Man, Im going to be punished in my room until im a friggen old man", "I wish id just die"!
I just don't know what to do with him anymore, its so out of control that I don't even want to babysit him anymore.
This kid is so spoiled, he goes to karate 3 times a week and I told my sister that if his attitude persists to pull him out of karate but her husband refuses to do that. His grades in school have gone from straight A's to straight B's, he has such an "i dont care" attitude and it worries me.
No body wants to babysit for my sister because joey is so bad.
The funny thing is that when we talk to Joey's teacher, she says that joey is a pleasure to have in class!! So he is an angel in school and a devil at home. He is almost 10 years old, I feel he should be behaving better than he is.
I told him that I am his aunt and he will show respect whether he loves me or cant stand me, i am still his family.
Do you any of you out there deal with misbehaved kids, and have any suggestions as to what to do ?
Joey honestly makes me not want to have kids of my own! Punishing him doesnt work, yelling at him doesnt work, taking away his prized possessions doesnt work, spanking his little behind makes him cry but it doesnt work for long, and karate class is only making him worse because hes been trying to use karate kicks on other kids to hurt them for no reason.
HELP ME!!! BEOFORE I PULL ALL MY HAIR OUT!!!
[This message has been edited by RosePetal (03-17-2002 12:58 PM).]