One of the little girls that I nanny for does NOT listen to me. I will tell her not to do something and she will look at me and do it again. Or do it as many times as she can before I can get to her and physically make her stop.
I cannot seem to discipline her. (time out. taking away stuff, nothing physical :)) I don't know why. I can discipline the other kids I watch.
The two reasons I don't are
1. Because I am so ANGRY with her I am scared that I am being unfair. My Man says it's not unfair to put her in time out because she blatantly looked me in the face and disobeyed...even though I am angry. :)
2. Because I want to extend grace to her. I hate legalism and "perfectionism". I don't want to "bring down the hammer" for everything wrong she does.
But it's getting worse and worse and her mom keeps telling me she needs to be given a consequence everytime or she won't believe I will be consistent and she will just run all over me.
Reminds me of me. :-p