How not to yell at my child at times and not become overwhelmed

Shelly - posted on 11/05/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Iam a stay at home mum of two boys 23mths and 9mths however, the older I tends to get under my skin and i find myself becoming overwhelmed how to balance a curios 23mth and stay focused,any advice

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Lacye - posted on 11/14/2012

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When you feel like you are going to lose it, walk away. Ignore him and just walk away. I have to do that with my daughter sometimes as well.



Yeah you can feel guilty if you do something like that, especially when it is an accident. As for the biting and scratching, I've never really had that problem with my daughter. I'm not sure what to tell you on that one.

Shelly - posted on 11/13/2012

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Can one feel guilty for sometimes if I roughly place my child on the sofa? Any advice on two year old biting, scratching parents only, thank god no one else, how to curb this behaviour.

Shelly - posted on 11/13/2012

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Hi Lacey your comment is true how does one keep their sanity? My two year old has become more than a handful and he tests my patience a lot I am afraid that sometimes I lose it when I discipline him. Any advice?

Shelly - posted on 11/13/2012

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Thanks for your input, it really is very overwhelming even today I felt like my head was going to explode, I did my best to stay calm. Is it normal to feel and become overwhelmed?

Lacye - posted on 11/05/2012

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You have 2 problems that I can see:



1. You have a 23 month old and a 9 month old. You are going to be stressed out. That is completely normal. I would be more worried if you weren't stressed out with having so much on your hands at this time.



2. You are a stay at home mom, which means you get NO time for yourself. You are always surrounded with your kids and you never have a quiet period of the day where it is just you so you can wind down.



The way I look at it, you are going to have to find some you time. I know a lot of people think this is a terrible thing to do but is there a certain movie or tv show that your kids like to watch? If possible, turn it on and just have a sit down. Even if it is for only 30 minutes. You would not believe how much that will help, even if it is just a little bit. You need to find ways to destress during the day. Does your husband or partner help you when he gets home? Would he be willing to?

Mardi - posted on 11/05/2012

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They dont call it a juggling act for nothing.....



You have your hands full and seems your expecting too much of yourself, thus gettng frustrated and angry. Relax (easier said than done) and laugh if you can, in 10yrs time, these moments will be distant memories and you will have a lot more to deal with.



Fill your house and thoughts with positive things you can say, take it all in through osmosis, pick things to say in a positive manner, while still getting your dissappointment across,



When all else fails and you just need a good scream, step outside and holler for all its worth, cause sometimes thats just what you need.

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