My 9 yo daughter was kicked out of the garden a few days ago due to disobedience. By 10:00 this morning, she had lost all of the blocks on her behavior chart and was sent to her room for the rest of the day. She has come out of her room at least 20 times in the last hour, crying and whining and begging for another chance. I told her that each time she comes out she will have another hour in her room tomorrow, but she just keeps coming out! My husband is out of town and my younger daughter is at my parents’ house for the day, so it’s just the two of us home. When she comes out I don’t respond to her and just point at her room, but she stands there screaming and crying and refuses to go back in her room. I locked myself in my bedroom, but she’s figured out that if she hits the door, the lock disengages and she walk right in. What do you do for an older child who refuses to stay in her room?
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