Frustrated!

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What is the best thing to do when you feel yourself getting frustrated??

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Priscilla - posted on 08/03/2009

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Exercise. Go take a walk, go shopping, or talk to a friend. Don't let stress take you out. You take it out.

Amanda - posted on 08/02/2009

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TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND TRY TO GET SOME ME TIME, THAT ALWAYS WORK FOR ME. WE ALL GET LIKE THAT AT TIMES AND IT'S BEST TO HAVE SOME TIME FOR SELF AND THEN YOU CAN GET BACK FOCUS ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT. I WISH YOU THE BEST!

Gretchen - posted on 08/02/2009

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Get away. Find someone who can watch your children for a few hours and just go and walk around in the park or a store. Just clear your mind. Walking also helps you to think.

Amber - posted on 08/01/2009

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like the other mothers i give myself time outs i will put my daughter in her walker and go up stairs or where she can't see me and i just ignore her and calm myself for a couple of mins and then i go back in and try to figure out what is wrong or if she not screaming at me and its just me in a mood i will tell myself that it isn't her fault and i try my very best not to take it out on her. but it is good if you have someone that can just take your children even for a 1/2 hr it will work wonders.

Amie - posted on 07/31/2009

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I will lay my daughter in her bed and shut the door. Walk away for a minute if I feel myself getting frustrated, take a breather. It is also good to remember if you have someone to watch your children that you trust it is good to take a break from time to time. I didn't do this for a long time and I don't do it much now. But I am learning to teach myself that I am not only a mother but I am a woman too. And I need to take care of myself to be able to take care of my daughter. I have been trying to do something for myself at least once every couple of months. Maybe I can get up to once a month. Hope this helps.

Anna - posted on 07/31/2009

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Sometimes when I'm getting really frustrated with the kiddo, feel like I'm snapping at him for no good reason, etc., I'll give myself a time-out. I tell him "Mama is frustrated & needs a time-out right now" & just walk into the other room & breathe for a second. Sometimes it helps!

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