Kids are too rough with me

Trish - posted on 04/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My kids are 3 next month and 21 months... I love playing with them and want to cuddle etc.. but they are just too rough and dont get the message when I tell them to settle down. I used to be able to play real rough and I think theyre having a hard time stopping it. They like to jump all over me and they dig in thier elbows, knees, feet and hands and it really hurts. Ive tried telling them off, putting them on the floor and explaining to them about the baby.. Im now 26 weeks (nearly 27) and I am getting worried they wont stop and they will put me into early labour. Does anyone have any suggestions what I can do to help them understand Mummy cant play like that anymore?

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Elysia - posted on 05/18/2010

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my son just turned 14months and im 32weeks with my 2nd and he can be very rough at times, i know he doesnt mean to. ive never worried about him putting me into labour but i do worry what his poor sister is thinking. When hes doing it and wont stop i put him on the ground and tell him hes got to be gentle that sissy doesnt want to get hit and then i rub my tummy and get him to as well and encourage him to talk to her.

Ashley - posted on 05/02/2010

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oh girl i feel your pain!!! they think i am a set of monkey bars or something!!! i just tell them they hurt the baby and to give him a hug and a kiss. and that is everytime they even brush my stomach. so they are getting it somewhat although today my 3 yr old started hitting my belly and telling me to be a gorrilla!! i guess its my fault for being so overactive with them all the time, but if i dont they will take it out on the house!

Trish - posted on 04/26/2010

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Daddy is at work most of the time and when he is home they do play with him. He does his best to wear them out and give me a break lol.. I have tried being persistant alot and I still am.. it just takes alot of energy :)

Kristin - posted on 04/26/2010

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Tell them to play rough with daddy and just keep putting them off your person. You can also tell them that if they can't play nicely with you, then they can't play with you. It will take a bit, but just keep doing it. They will get it.

Amy - posted on 04/26/2010

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my daughter is the same way, when she starts getting rough i just tell her to get daddy, her father, and she usually runs over and starts playing with him. i dont know your situation, but if you can, thats what i would try to do, just steer their play and attention elsewhere if you can

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