was just wondering do any of you mums out there have any helpful hints on how to keep a calm and cool head when you're really tired and you have a child or (children) who are tired aswell, they won't have a nap but you know they really need to then they start this constant whingeing and whining and then you get that overwhelming feeling that you want to explode! So far I've tried lying down with the youngest with no success and it seems like she just wants to behave this way because she can't have her own way for some particular reason she has conjured up. I've also tried removing myself from the inside of the house to the outside to recollect my thoughts and feelings but my children just follow me out there making me feel more resentful than i was feeling in the first place. I've also tried telling them both that mummy just needs a few quiet moments to herself to calm down and regain my sanity but still not really effective. I rarely let myself get to the stage where i'm so tired that these episodes happen but when they do happen i find it really hard to cope with. Any helpful suggestions would be grateful.

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Sal - posted on 01/08/2012

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Ohhh and my sister swears by her iPod, can watch the kids but can't hear a word they can whine all they like and you are dancing to your fave tunes...

Sal - posted on 01/08/2012

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Probally doesn't help right now but on the good days get your kids into the idea of quite time or nap time they will be more open to the idea if they aren't ready tired, whether it is a fave cartoon they are allowed to watch at a certain tme each day, a quiet activity they can do alone or I know my girls love to get a story cd on and they play in their room and listen or lie down, and sometimes even nap , by getting them in the routine before the wheels fall off you have another tool in your belt, it also means that you are better able to cope those hard days as you. Had your hours peace yesterday....

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