I yell at DS all the time. He runs around in the house; i yell at him. he jumps onto his bed; i yell at him. He "falls" on the floor (he glides on it, but is clumsy so it looks like he falls); i yell at him. he hides in the clothes at the store; i yell at him. etc.
he touches my feet and I yell at him. its like i have NO patience at all to deal with him. and he's just being a normal 5 year old! i KNOW this but i still yell. =( we dont spend any time together, even though we are both free 75% of the week. (i'm in school less than 18 hours a week-- he wasnt old enough to start school yet) we dont eat at the dinner table b/c i get frustrated when he wants to take so long.. same with baths/showers- i dont stay in the bathroom with him b/c he wants to stay in there for "so long" (over 5 minutes-- isnt that long, but too long for me)
how do i get more patience with him?! we're trapped inside all day (he refuses to wear a jacket outside and there's 5 inches of snow, about 40 degrees)- so its like no wonder why he's so riled up... but it doesnt make MY frustrations out on him any less.
what do i do?! =(
ETA: what kind of help? I only get enough CS to pay for childcare for when i'm in class; those 18 hours.. and even then, i run outta the CS money so i gotta take him with me to class!
the thing is- it wasnt like this, even less than a year ago! i had SO much patience. i never yelled- never even had a mean tone! i just have no idea whats going on.Answer Question
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