Ambrosia, this is simple to answer as I've been thru it before. When I was faced with a horrible trial like a sleep over, a parent conference, or a school play that my brat was "acting" (more like standing around with a dumb look) in, I would simply determine that my kid did something wrong at the last second and punish her for it by not allowing her to attend the event. Wait until she's all dressed and made up, then snag her for forgetting to replace the toilet paper. Naturally, she'll get excited and protest your screaming at her, which will give you the right to take punitive measures against her for disrespecting your authority. Send her to her room and when she cries about it, and starts throwing things around, tell her you *were* going to let he go after all, but since she started destroying the house...Go along these lines and before you know it you'll be sitting in your prayer alcove thanking The Mighty One for this Divine Inspiration.
· 1 decade ago