Hi everyone, this is my first post but I've been lurking for awhile.
I have 2 daughters, soon to be 8 and 6. They argue and backtalk constantly and I just don't know how to deal with it.
Spanking has no effect whatsoever on them (I never do it anymore 'cause it just seems pointless), taking things away doesn't matter to them, timeouts have had no effect and I just don't know what to do.
My family constantly compares my girls with my 2 nephews (who are 11 and 8) and says how they are so well behaved compared to my girls....but their father uses much harsher punishments on them than I would ever dish out.
Does anyone think a form of restriction would work? it's so hard to enforce it since I am a single mother and not home as often as I want to be.
and what should i restrict them from? what do you think is an acceptable time span for their ages?
Thanks for any help