or at least thats what my husband make's me feel like.
We have a 21 month old daughter and she has been having a lot of temper tantrums lately so i am losing my temper a lot and yelling. Today my Husband looked at me and said "Do you know why she is having so many tantrums today?" and i was like "No" and he said "It's because you are yelling all the time". I mean he is not the worlds best dad, He maybe spends a 1/2 hr a day with her sometimes not even that.I get that he has to work night shift but he gets home at 3:30 am and then is on his cpu till 6 am then sleeps till like 1 or 2 in the afternoon, then he gets up and gets on his cpu until he gets mad at me cause our dd wants his attention. Then he spends a few mins with her then turns off her cartoons and puts on something that he wants to watch! She is craving for his attention and all he is doing is ignoring her and making me feel like a bad mom...what should i do?
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 11:14 AM on Aug. 2, 2010
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Answer by shay1130 at 11:20 AM on Aug. 2, 2010
Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary is a good first book. Her book Without Spanking or Spoiling (1981) changed my life and shaped my parenting philosophy. She has a website called Star Parenting. Here is a nice color parenting chart you can print out and put on the fridge to help you.
Here is a famous article about the problem of parents saying no to their toddlers too often.
Authoritative parenting is the most effective form of parenting, you can google it.
Answer by Gailll at 11:23 AM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 11:24 AM on Aug. 2, 2010