And on the respect for property issue. We do not have a lot of money and I don't buy a lot for my daughter during the year unless it's a holiday or a birthday. She is getting ready for school (kindy) this year and while grocery shopping we talked about ways to make her room more personal for her. We decided to buy a really nice border to go around the room. I worked really hard to measure and cut and put it up evenly. Today I go in her room and only one corner is stuck on the wall the rest is pulled around and stuck to the door. The part above her bed was taken down and just left in a pile. I explained that it was a gift and I felt sad that the work I put into it was disrespected and asked her to put it back up nicely (it was still sticky and could go up easily)...she comes out 10 minutes later having done nothing and says she's sorry, but then laughs "because it's funny"...ARRRGGGHHHH.
I feel like no one in this house gives a rip what I do for them and this respect thing for property on her part is the last straw! Maybe I'm expecting too much --developmentally, isn't a nearly 6 year old capeable of following rules of respect for self, others and property???