Christine - posted on 08/15/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a single mom with two little girls, 6 and 3. Their dad is incarcerated and will be until they are adults. He was always the better disciplinarian than me but has been gone for the last three years. My girls don't listen to me at all, so I yell and lose my temper (a lot), then I feel guilty for yelling and let them get away with more due to mom guilt (I have a lot of mom guilt all the time). My three year old yells and throws tantrums every day and my response to that (unfortunately) is yelling at her (wonder where she learned that??). My 6 year old repeatedly does things she is asked not to do like destroy her bedroom or dig through bags of clothes I have put up that don't fit anymore. Everyday I have to re-tell her to stop. I need some ideas for positive reinforcement.