More respect

Meloni Alise - posted on 09/30/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My husband works while I stay home with our two boys, I have a rough time with them through the day listening to me. It has gotten to the point where I skip fun things we could do outside the house because they make it so not worth it. For whatever reason though they just listen to their Dad no problem they can be acting up all day & when he comes through the door from work it's like he flipped a switch it's a complete turn around. Any advice on how I can get that kind of respect throughout the day?

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Katelyn - posted on 10/01/2013

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hi Meloni,
let me share something with you...a few months ago my son was getting put on time out for back talking me, and you know what came out of that little boys mouth? "sorry momma, just give me one more chance and I will listen".....that's when I knew I was in fact giving him too many chances, letting him slide too many times, and then I realized it wasn't helping him getting away with things. Yes stay firm, it will be veeeeery hard at first because they will make you feel bad and maybe even make you feel like a bad mom, but remember this, you are not alone, you are not a bad mom and you CAN do it:) don't let them control you, you are the parent,, they are the children and they need to respect you always. I wish you good luck and if you ever need to vent or just talk im here:)
Kat

Meloni Alise - posted on 10/01/2013

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Thank you I am also guilty of the phrase "just wait until your daddy gets home" maybe I should try to stand more firm with the punishment, I think I give them too many chances. That phrase is my last resort after I have tried all different discipline tactics. I try them standing in the corner, time out, taking toys away, & also ending them to bed. It seems like NOTHING I try helps I just almost feel helpless sometimes, I have days where I am in tears at the end of the day :(

Katelyn - posted on 09/30/2013

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Hi, I was having this issue with my 7 year old boy, you will have to make them listen and respect you, out them on time out, discipline them when they are not listening, follow through with everything you say and things will change for the better one last thing, I am not saying you do this but some parents including my self used to have the habit of telling ,y son, wait till your father gets home...big mistake cause he wont listen only until his dad comes home and that could be a very long day!!!good luck to you:)

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