Hey. Im Melissa. A 28yr old mother of a 5 & 6yr old, daughters. Im a fulltime student. Just merely introducing as well, and saying hello.

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Jaime - posted on 06/21/2009

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I am 29 yrs old, a full time student, and mom to a 5 yr old boy and 3 1/2 and 2 yr old girls. I'm with you Melissa when my children behave themselves they are rewarded and when the misbehave there are consequences. They are great kids and I encourage them to be great kids. Children want to be disiplined when they act out. It sets boundaries for them and shows them you care enough to correct them. I think the most important thing you can do is talk to your kids. Even when they are in trouble I tell them I love them very much and the reason they are in trouble is because its my job to help them grow up to be good people.

Melissa - posted on 04/05/2009

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Now, when the children get older, THEN YES, it gets harder. Teenagers try to become their own person and want to do many things independently. I do volunteer work in the school district that I live in. I see how parenting is when children are toddlers and how parenting is with teens. In some cases, spoiling children could be a problem. Kids have a tendency to get "too much of a good thing" that when they are cut off cause of being irresponsible or because of behavior, kids looks at their parents as if they have been betrayed or as if the parent is the "bad guy". I refuse to let my kids walk all over me. Sure, they may be young but they will get older and when they do, I dont plan on tolerating any misbehavior or acts of irresppnsibilities. In the end, it all stems down from parenting. Parent your child, pay attention, support them, praise them, encourage them, be firm, stand your ground. Sure, there will be some bumps, but my parenting years wont have mountains.

Brandi - posted on 04/05/2009

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Hello I have a 15 yr old a 6 yr old who will be 7 april 22 and a 6 yr old who just turned 6 mar. 24. All girls. I do NOT think its gets better as they get older. Teenagers these days are 10000 times worst when we were. My 2 lil ones are always fighting over anything and everything. Maybe I'm just older and I do admit I don't have the paicience like I did when I was in my 20's. I look at my 15 yr old and tell myself 2 more yrs of this crap. my 2 lil ones are being raised way diff then my 15 yr old. I have lived and learned the mistakes w/ her. There will be NO cell phones for the 2 lil ones til they get old enough and buy their own. $200 cell phone bills that are supose to be $50. Never again!!!!!!!!!!!



Don't get me wrong I love my girls to death and will do anything for them especially give my life. But the everyday arguments fussing and disrespect fom the teen takes a toll.



All at the same time I must be doing somthing right my teen is not sexual active and a staight A student.



Hope this helps a lil.

Melissa - posted on 04/03/2009

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Believe it or not, yes...It gets better as they get older. I was lucky... My girls didn't go through the "terrible 2's". I don't let my kids get away with anything, really. Some say I am a little to firm with them. Funny thing is, I've never spanked them. I just deprive them of things that they like, i.e toys, movies, coloring books, etc. When they have good behavior I spoil them and praise them. When they misbehave, it does not go unnoticed.

Kayleigh - posted on 04/03/2009

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hi, i'm 23 and have got a 2 year old girl (nicole) and a 7 month old boy (tristan). pls tell me it gets better as they get older?  x x x x

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