I am a single mom of 3. They range in age from teenager to toddler. I have hardly any patience at all. I don't have anyone to help me most of the time. What do I do when I feel like I am getting to the end of my rope? I hate the idea of yelling but do it. I know it's wrong and I need to stop.
What are some ideas for how to gain patience with my children? I don't want to be the mother I had. I don't want to scare my kids but I want them to respect me. If I react with anger they will react angrily. It's easier said than done though. Please help and flame if you want. I know some of you will. It's natural here.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Jan. 12, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Wimsey at 10:41 AM on Jan. 12, 2009
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Answer by my4lads at 11:13 AM on Jan. 12, 2009
Answer by my4lads at 11:14 AM on Jan. 12, 2009
KFree907: This happens to me too! When Dad is available and I'm not, I'll tell the kids, "Do you see your father sitting right there?!" I have a wonderful husband who is very capable and willing, but the kids have the habit of saying, "Moooooom!" for everything they want. *fume*
To the original poster: I understand the struggle as I deal with my temper as well. I have a hormone imbalance for which I use progesterone cream and that helps. 5-HTP is a natural supplement that helps to balance and calm also.
Remember, too, that our children must learn to treat others as they want to be treated. DH and I have pulled away all forms of electronic entertainment from our children in order to combat their gargantuan sense of entitlement. We'll see if that removes at least some of my current stress!
Answer by TexaBamaBaby at 11:27 AM on Jan. 12, 2009
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