Alissa - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
When will it ever stop? Or does it? I have to repeat myself everyday to my kids about putting their stuff away when they come home from school, not to jump on the furniture, to use their manners, to not hit each other and the list goes on and on....but no matter how many times I repeat myself, I have to do it all over again 5 mins later. They just dont listen unless I am yelling or basically hold their hand til its done. I have tried time outs, earlier bedtimes, taking away privileges and nothing seems to work. My boyfriends says Im not hard enough on them and thats why they dont listen. Is it just in their nature not to listen or should I be ruling with an iron fist to make them listen to me?