Stay at home mom

Linda - posted on 07/20/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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4kids 3girls 1boy... when I seem to have all 4 in the house it's mayhem they wind each other up.I wouldn't be the best at staying focused on a game ..how to stop been so grumpy my teenage daughter. ... as the saying goes apple doesn't fall to far from the tree...that us we clash..way to much. ...my nerves are fried some times I love them to bits but been stuck at home (my choice )..drive me crazy ... yah when I bring my children out its great and not so great they take advantage as I'm on my own and only have a set of eyes they can go crazy ..and then I'm shouting at them...HELP...I don't want to be one of them parents that always seems to say NO..and just be able to communicate more with them instead of feeling useless and unable to make any sense drives me crazy in a way....

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Always - posted on 07/22/2016

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Sounds like you're having a rough time. I remember those days of thinking I might go crazy if I didn't find any adult to talk to soon. It can be very challenging staying home with young kids, but it's also such a blessing for you all. How old are your kids? Do they have a daily routine or household chores they are responsible for? I have read so many helpful book that have giving me ideas and encouragement, and there are so many good websites with topical indexes that can help you find ways to communicate with the kids, encourage them, engage them, discipline them, etc. I would be happy to send you a list of some that helped me if you are interested.

Ginger - posted on 07/21/2016

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Teen get bloodwork possibly defient in something. Setup reward system than instead of no it becomes u dont qualify or give me rewardable behavior. Pretend to cry instead of getting mad. Say u just want to be loved too n need them to help. Thats my favorite

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