Meri - posted on 12/08/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hello, my name is Meri, I have 5 boys, ages 15 who is my step son, then age 10, 7, 3 & 1. I wish I would have known about this site a very long time ago! I have many things I would love some advice on from the real experts (experts being other moms). I feel like my home is just constant complete chaos. Actually I know it is, some days are better than others but for the most part there just isn't enough structure! Help please tell me how do you get your kids in a large family to work together & build structure when they are used to it one way & almost in a rut, how do I get them to actually listen & start flowing the rules together & not fighting! I had been sick for years & years & I am finally better & staying home now for the last 2 years but I am at my wits end trying to get our foly to work together or just clean up after themselves sometimes, so I can stop running around like a chicken withy head cut off! I don't expect it to be easy but I shouldn't go to bed every night feeling like I have been ran over by a truck & stressed to where I lie in bed brain storming ways I can make change happen! I know what needs to happen but implementing it is just not working!!! What am I doing wrong???