Everyday my day starts out bad because even before breakfast is on the table I am fighting about something with my child. Stupid example but... like for breakfast he wants to eat cereal from the box instead of from a bowl with milk. I dont allow it, never have, and every single morning he has a total fit about it. About EVERYTHING! It takes him 45 minutes to get through breakfast when we are all done in 10 - 15.. he plays around, gets out of his seat, talks talks talks. Then when I ask him to get dressed, I find him 10 minutes later playing with toys, still in his jammies. It is the SAME ROUTINE we have had even before school. Then he fights about brushing teeth... etc etc. What can I do? Am I expecting too much? He just seems so smart, that I cant believe I have to act like a damn drill sargeant every morning. I displine, I tell him what I do and dont like, etc. He does GREAT in school BTW. Not worried about ADHD.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on Oct. 27, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:59 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
You need to start picking your battles and do not sweat the small stuff! this is a child with his own mind, they get distracted easily.
Answer by older at 11:00 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:01 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
I can understand since I have a similar issue. I wouldnt care so much but we have a time limit ya know. We have to be to school on time everyday, and I can't just let my child play around all morning either. Its frustraing. I wish I knew how to help.
Answer by VelvetCat at 11:02 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:14 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by riotgrrl at 11:24 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by riotgrrl at 11:26 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by VelvetCat at 11:27 AM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by Mom2Emily10 at 6:49 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by misselphaba at 2:13 AM on Oct. 30, 2010