Amber - posted on 08/01/2009
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
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
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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