What is a snubber?
This is a child with and attitude directed towards an authority figure. Where the child refuses orders, rules, or any contact by displaying an attitude.
What are some examples of a snubber?
A baby that refuses to be handed from one parent to the other, by hanging on for dear life to clothes , hair, arms or legs. This may include screaming, turning their head or shying away.
In toddler children the child may slap at you or run like a Tasmanian devil in the opposite direction.
Grade school kids are greatly known for this on field trips (no matter what arrangements or sacrifices you had to make to get to go). They act as though you aren't even with them, and any rules you have established no longer exists. A very common reaction is the hand and shoulder shrug as if to say "Don't touch me!" One of the first clear signs of the symptoms getting worse is if they back talk you under their breath in public . If your child exhibits this behavior you should be very afraid. (That is the sign of a true risk taker.)
Older children may cross their arms, roll their eyes at the sound of your voice, hide in their room and ignore anything you say. If you did not nip in the bud the first signs above, now your child may not think twice about back talking you to your face.
Anytime you have to use the phrase "Hello, I'm talking to you!"- Your being snubbed!
Most of the time they have no reason and it just slips out like an unexpected fart. (only it stinks worse and lasts longer) Yet, there are many little words or sentences you use, in which it is also triggered.
ex; A simple answer of "No" to Anything!
"It's time to go.."
"Sorry, but we can't buy that today."
"Your not wearing that!"
How Long can I expect the attitude to last?
That depends on the age of the child.
Babies...you can forget it, they are sweet gifts from god and they can do what ever they want. Unless, of course its mommy they are snubbing. Then you tell that little bugger, your the one that did all the pushing in labor not Daddy, and you better not start that attitude!
Toddlers... They have a short attention span. Let them run it out and eventually they remember who feeds them. Can't wait that long? Empty promises of candy or ice cream is a great trick.
Grade school children...One short trip to the bathroom or a threatening whisper can be a great public advantage. Usually the threat of telling daddy is more than enough, but the use of guilt can be the most important tool.
Teenagers...If you did not catch the snubber earlier, now your just screwed! Your only hope is bribery and money at this point.