i am pregnant,i have a 5yr old i am a stay at home mom that never gets a break. my daughter doesnt listen well and it doesnt take long and im yelling. i do yell a lot,but my boyfriend seems to think that all i do is yell and that isnt true. he wants me to stop yelling. well i want her to listen and do and act better too and he yells sometimes at her too. what do i do? any advice,tips?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on May. 18, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by admckenzie at 10:01 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by TJandKarasMom at 10:01 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:04 AM on May. 18, 2010
At 36 weeks, your hormones are running high and patience low. That's understandable. And your DD may be feeling some, if not jealousy, maybe some feelings of displacement. My 5 yo acts out when he is needing attention and if he can't get any other kind of attention, he'll get himself in trouble. To kids bad attention is better than no attention. When my son acts out in that way, I know that is why he is doing it. He feels neglected. I always feel badly about it when it happens.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 10:07 AM on May. 18, 2010
My grandmother said that children listen better when you whisper. She had a soft voice and we couldn't hear her so we got quiet so we could hear what she was saying.
I have tried that myself and sometimes it really does work
I also do 1-2-3 and at three, they get a time out or something taken away (favorite toy, or something special like TV time). My kids took a while to understand the 1-2-3 concept, but I rarely have to go past #2 anymore before they sit up and notice that they are about to be in trouble, and that I am not playing around.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 10:10 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by GMMOLLY at 5:39 PM on May. 18, 2010