loosing my temper with my children, i feel SO bad:(

Sabrina - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




Well first off I'm 22 and i have a 3 1/2 yr old son & my boyfriend has a 2 1/2 little girl & we are expecting our first child together aug 3. im 12 weeks right now & with this pregnancy i have me SUPER sick:( i was never like this with my son, he was a walk in the park from the time i got pregnant to pushing him out in 10 mins!! This one if been sick for the last two months, im never hungry, but when i do eat i throw it up, i've been in the hospital for dehydration twice in the last 3 weeks:( Anyway I'm constantly losing my temper(with my son) im a stay at home mom, so except for the 2 hrs 4 days a week that he goes to school we are alone about 7 hrs a day. For some reason i find my self yelling at him to do stuff or yelling at him 2 go play & leave me alone. I'm not usually like this:( usually I'm very patient with him. After i yell like a crazy person, for no reason I get really upset at myself & apologize to him, but its driving me crazy. i dont know why this is hapening but i really want it to stop!!! PLEASE HELP!!!


Alexandria - posted on 01/25/2010




I also have been having the same problem. My son is going to be 4 in March and i am due May 5th (so almost 26 weeks pregnant now). I have a horrible time with pacience at the moment and just seem to flip on him sometimes and i know it upsets him. I always appologize immediately but i do feel really bad about it. Sometimes i just ask him politly if he can go play in his room for a little bit and then i promise to do something with him that he likes. Weather it is read a book, do some coloring/ painting make a craft or play with play dough. He is getting much better about it, but i work full time and we dont get much time together so i think the time we do get together i should treasure at the moment and instread all i feel like doing is yelling and screaming at him cause hes getting on my nerves. I feel TERRIBLE, but both you and i are not the only ones so i am sure our behavior is normal and we shouldnt worry to much about it. Hopefully our emotions/horomones are going to get back to normal soon and we can quite loosing it. Good luck, i wish you the best.

Emily - posted on 01/23/2010




I agree with Lina that it's the hormones... however, a good well-balanced diet with plenty of protein can help to regulate those a bit more. The Brewer's diet for pregnancy is a great one. :)


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Cindy - posted on 01/27/2010




I know the feeling. I'm 7 weeks pregnant and have morning sickness all day. I have a 2 year old daughter and a 5 month old son. So yes when you fell like that you do tend to not have as much patience as usual. But like other replies mentioned, if you eat a well balanced diet it can help. It sucks that it comes back up all the time, but it does help. I know it helped me. Also if you can get the kids to go down for a little nap in the afternoon, that helps a lot. Your morning sickness should subside by the 2nd trimester. All the best of luck to you. Hope this helps. :)

Kylie - posted on 01/26/2010




I also get it im 28weeks and i have a 2 year old i suffer from real bad hips so sometimes i just want to sit not play not do anything but my son dont understand that so i end up yelling at him to leave me alone dont mean to i love my son more then words can say but i will be happier when i have this baby so i can go back to playing with him and no more yelling

Rose - posted on 01/24/2010




I have had the same problem sometimes i catch my self before hand tho like when i know one of these fits are going to kick in. If my daughter isn't getting hurt or hurting someone else i just count to 10 and walk away. Its all we can do. Its ok just to walk away sometimes just to another room or even just in the situation. It will be ok. It effects my husband to he prolly gets yelled at more than my daughter but he still loves me and knows it will pass!! Hey better him than the babe right!!

Natalie - posted on 01/24/2010




I'm so glad to hear that i'm not the only one with that issue! I have a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl and i'm 13 weeks pregnant now. I have days where i'm great, i feel up to anything... but other days (like yesterday) i just wanted to be left alone. THANK GOD my husband was home yesterday and he helped me out with them and i actually got to take a 2 hour nap.
My kids have been watching more TV now b/c i do not have the energy or patience to play with them. I feel really ad about it too :-(

Lína - posted on 01/23/2010




hi.. well first I wanted to tell you that I had the same problem.. I found out that its the hormones that do this, the same hormones that make you cry uncontollably with or without a reason.

I'm now 38 weeks pregnant and there are about 2-3 weeks since these tantrums of mine stopped... I felt horrobly everytime I raised my voice and couldnt control my anger, and often I'd lie down on the floor for a long time just crying...

all I can say is that these hormones are up and down and probably never the same from person to person.. so I wouldnt say you should worry about being the same as I, maybe its just a faze that passes by in a few days.. maybe in a few weeks..

just try to teach your son to play cards og play chess.. it worked with mine.. and now he cant put those cards away! :D

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