I have a 3 yr old son, who really is a good kid. But he has a mother (ME!) who has a short and nasty temper. Sometimes I feel like I yell at him WAY to often, way too fast, and even about some of the DUMBEST things. I just don't know how to fix this. I love him so much...and it's sad to see him screaming when he gets upset all because he sees me do it. Other mothers make it look SOOOO easy to stay calm...I just can't seem to do it! I don't know if I get upset about the wrong things or what...but generally if I ask or tell him to do something and he doesn't listen...that's all it takes to send me through the roof. (regardless of how insignificant the request may have initially been). My job has been stressful, so I've been trying to ... relax when it comes to that, so it doesn't make me snap at him... but other than that...I'm not sure what to do.Answer Question
Answer by BisketLiss at 6:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by PhoenixFire at 6:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
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Answer by lilmsnay83 at 11:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
I am 8 1/2 months pregnant, and add hormones to hot temps and my temper can get better of me at times. My daughter can be very stubborn and it irritates me to no end when we are having one of "those days" where she pushes her limits. I have learned over time that when she starts acting that way, she is trying to get a reaction out of me. And as hard as it is to now show it, I have to put up a front that she isn't bothering me. There are times I have to leave the room to breathe or give myself time to gather my thoughts. Yelling and screaming only leads to tears on her end, and guilt on my end. And 9 times out of 10, the screaming match doesn't solve anything. I have also learned that talking quietly will get her attention better than screaming will. I know it's hard, but when you feel like you are about to lose control of your temper, walk away. Take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and start over again.
Answer by lovebugs_mom at 11:11 AM on Jul. 1, 2010
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Answer by cristyn at 12:32 AM on Jul. 10, 2010
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