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Kath
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So about 2 nd half years ago when your child was approx 7 nd half a new lady came into her life and now she has a little brother so lots have changed for her over a couple of years. I’m going to take it that after a year of your new relationship started your child started getting cheeky and tries to assert herself, slamming doors and carrying on in a way that’s not ok.

I trust you tried to manage all these changes for your child in a positive fashion?

The thing I always did when my children crossed the line (slamming doors type of behaviour) was to put in place negative consequences that they really didn’t like, actions that stung them and they really didn’t want to happen. My eldest son loved playing on the mega drive (showing my age now) so banning that for a while would have really worked with him rather than saying ‘no spending money this week’. These are just examples and you have to use what you know will work as a negative consequence to unacceptable behaviour that needs changing.