my kid are out of control. I've got 4 under 4. Seriously i'm so overwhelmed with even teaching them stuff, diciplining them when more than one is acting out and ugh just everything!
I'm physically, mentally and emotionally exauhsted. My husband isn't that great of a support and my family lives states away.
I just want to know how you all do it? Do you let the house go to the dogs during the day and just focus solely on your kids, and do all of the housework at night when they're asleep?
I feel like i'm running a freaking daycare.....and that's not how I want to feel about my life and their childhood. HELP! I just need order to this madness....
Not to mention DD (3) is acting out badly and get so angry...and hits.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by mrspierce06 at 10:35 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by hill2 at 10:36 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
I spaced my children. It takes three years for your body to recover from childbirth, that's how long the World Health Org recommends waiting before ttc. Having children close together not only affects the mother but it also affected the womb environment for the children. It's too late now that you have had your kids but it is an explaination for part of the reason it is so hard.
Run your home like a day care. Many women take care of more than 4 kids. When I was young I had a day care license for 10 (the old days) and often took care of that many. You don't need to worry about "teaching them stuff" when they are under 4. The kinds of things they need to know should come naturally.
Answer by Gailll at 10:37 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by bmwlover at 10:39 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by okmommy08 at 10:41 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
If you feel like you have failed, then you probably have. Pick yourself up and do something about it. Learn about how to discipline. Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary is a great little problem solving book. She has a web site called star parenting. Here is a parenting chart you can print out for your fridge.
Learn about child development. I'm sure there are web sites about how to run home day care and you could get tips there. Family Fun Magazine has a good web site. Don Aslett's cleaning and household organization books are good.
Answer by Gailll at 10:44 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 10:45 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by thatgirl70 at 10:53 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by cyndigardn at 10:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:40 AM on Sep. 13, 2010