Losing my mind with my littles!

Kristine - posted on 01/23/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I need help! I'm losing my mind! I have two boys, ages 2 and 5 and all they do is run around the house, screaming and hitting one another. All we ever do is yell at each other. I work part time in the mornings so I get home at noon and take over for my husband who then works until late. I'm already exhausted at noon and my boys are just getting started. They don't listen to a word anyone tells them. I don't have the money to get a babysitter and our families live hours away. I hate yelling at my precious boys but I can't take the back talk and time-outs and even spankings don't work. They don't even really care if I take toys away. I'm feeling at the end of my rope. Suggestions? I really want to enjoy parenthood again. I know we've got a lot on our plates and that is stressing the hubs and I out (his busy, stressful job, our current financial situation, our house needing immediate repair, and my hubs finding out he's got Crohn's disease) but honestly, I know things could be worse. I just need some new ideas. Thanks

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Brittney - posted on 01/23/2014

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My girls pretty much are the same they are 3 and 5. And even though I raise them they same their 2 totally different kids! What works with one don't work with the other! And my son is just an awesome kid all it takes is me cutting my eyes at him and he is in check! But for my 5 year old she is sensitive and hates to see me upset so that's usually how I get to her is thru the heart! I get down on her level and look her in the eyes and tell her what shes doing wrong and how it hurts me... My 3 year old hates time out so usually that works! Ive also gotten a trash bag and literally put all their toys in it and gave them back to them in pairs until they learned to share with each other! But the one thing that seems to have worked the best and all I have to do is pull it out and they straighten right up is a large tshirt that I call the hug shirt and I put them both in that one large shirt face to face and make them hug it out for 5 mins or so! I am a single mom of 3 and it is so hard to make it and to enjoy each and every day and not take my kids for granted and having multiple children sometimes I worry if their each getting the attention they individually need from me... Once or twice a week we all get to the table and cook together... let them decorate their own cookies or cupcakes! To take some of the stress off of myself I literally have a daily routine and I stick to it! It helps tremendously! Its organized chaos at its best!.. Yes life and the things that are thrown at us could always be worse and its that constant reminder that keeps me going!

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