how do i get my 2 children to be good just for 1 hour?

Kelly - posted on 07/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

2

15

0

my 2 children are complete toads i cant do anything unless they are asleep lol has any one got any ideas how to keep them happy long enough to wash the pots?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Jael - posted on 07/03/2009

179

50

61

my son likes to help me when im cooking, cleaning so i let him pretend he is doing the same thing. I get a hole lot done.

Patricia - posted on 07/03/2009

26

62

5

Hi Kelly,

I find that alot of the time, if I am having a bad day, my kids do as well... BUT often its just a case of keeping them entertained, so what you should look at is why are they unhappy? go over all the reasons you can think of... maybe they are bored, or craving attention, maybe putting on a favourite show or dvd or something will keep them occupied?

6 Comments

View replies by

[deleted account]

Depending on how big the age gap is between them if you can figure out what they can do together while your busy it will help a lot. My older two are about 18 months apart so I got toys they could both play with. If you can distract them with each other they will be less likely to bug you.



Get them used to you being in another room without you, you'll have to make sure there is nothing in the room that they can hurt themselves with before leaving them alone. Oh and do not leave them alone with something messy unless you are quite willing to help clean it all up XD lol



Leave them for short periods of time at first and talk to them while you are in another room (so wash one pot at a time at first) slowly they will become comfortable enough with you leaving the room for longer times.

Sarah - posted on 07/03/2009

2

3

0

wen i need 2 get my housework done i put cartoons on 4 my son! he will sit there 4 hours as long as its something he likes xx

Patricia - posted on 07/03/2009

26

62

5

Hi Kelly,

I find that alot of the time, if I am having a bad day, my kids do as well... BUT often its just a case of keeping them entertained, so what you should look at is why are they unhappy? go over all the reasons you can think of... maybe they are bored, or craving attention, maybe putting on a favourite show or dvd or something will keep them occupied?

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms