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So, of course we're all great moms, but no one is perfect. So as a mom, what is one thing you'd like to be better at? What are faults?

I wish I had more patience while teaching them their letters, numbers and all that. I try to make it fun, but of course they lose interest and start acting up. It frustrates me so bad! I know they're only 3 and 4 and I should be more understanding...

 
renea20

Asked by renea20 at 11:47 AM on May. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i to wish i had more patience!!! shes 6, and she HATES reading!! shes never liked it, she has never sat still to listen to me read her stories, ever since she was little. her teachers has even said they have never seen a child who hates story time as much as she does. so getting her to learn to read has been a huge obstacle!! she knows her letters and the sounds perfectly fine, she knows her "sight words" (mom, dad, cat, dog, it, they, want, love, hat, etc...) but when it comes to unfamiliar words she hasnt a clue..like for example if she comes across a word like.."table" she will sound out each letter, and then say something like "boat"...and i give her a look like WHAAAAT!!! and ask her "does it starts with a "b" sound??" NO (her response)..then why do say that?? I DONT KNOW!! so yaaaa..frustrating!! happens over and over!! but.when it comes to teaching other kids, i have all the patience in the world! go figure!!!!
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:06 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • What are *your* faults...
    renea20

    Answer by renea20 at 11:47 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • Yours is mine as well. I teach my son things and he does so good then, the next day its like he learned nothing. Kinda irritates me. I also wished I had more energy.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:58 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • A better memory hands down. The funny thing is I only forget where i put my things, i always seem to know where everyone elses things are.
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:07 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Im like everyone else..Patience!! My 4 yr old is so hardheaded sometimes
    kyheavensmom

    Answer by kyheavensmom at 12:13 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Definitely patience. I am a loud talker anyways but I am quick to yell.
    kc932

    Answer by kc932 at 12:28 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • - I wish I more creative & could put fun activities together easier!
    - I wish I was more into "getting on her level" and playing tea party, dolls, pretend but Im clueless as how to make having fake tea fun- there should be a manual with it! lol :(
    -I should clean BEFORE dd gets up in the morning so i can spend more time with her, but i relax & have me time anytime she is sleeping, so when she is away i spend more time cleaning the house than i should.
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 12:42 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • I wish I could have breastfed.
    acurran88

    Answer by acurran88 at 12:49 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Numbers and letters are not what you should be working at 3 or 4. They need to learn to wonder and think... puzzles, coloring, hands on activities is the best thing to do for your children at 3 and 4.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Patience!!!!!!!
    jacksmom3707

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 1:28 PM on May. 27, 2010