i swear, i try and stay calm when my children are acting up. i really do. if they're doing something they shouldn't, like using my coffee table as a place to sit, i'll say the first time "please get off the table before you hurt yourself" and i just get this look like "uh huh, okay". sometimes they do get down, but then they go right back to it. other times they don't get down. so then my patience starts wearing thin, as i loathe repeating myself. so with a bit more firmness the second time, i repeat what i said the first time. and if i have to say it a third time, i raise my voice. it's the only thing that works for them. calmly asking them to get down does not work. why is it that i have to raise my voice in order for them to listen to me? i hate doing it. does anyone else have this problem? they are 4 and 2. its the 4 year old that i have to raise my voice to, the 2 year old will listen unless her older sister doesn't.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 AM on Dec. 24, 2010 in General Parenting
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