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How to deal with extreme frustration by myself?

I have been getting extremely frustrated and annoyed lately. My kids are driving me crazy. They are constantly whining, well mostly my son is. My oldest ( son) picks on his little sister all the time. It pisses me off because he knows better. Just in general, I'm getting really stressed out by them. My son is 3.5 and my daughter is 20 months.

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ChildGoddess

Asked by ChildGoddess at 2:02 PM on Mar. 5, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Take a breather mama!  Sit back, look around, and bask in the chaos.  I've found that getting stressed out only makes the situation work so now I laugh.  Laugh like a maniac, it will throw your kids off, lol. 

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 2:03 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Take some time for yourself. Get a babysitter once a week (or more often) and go out & do whatever you want. During that time don't even think about anything except what makes you happy. Everyone needs time to recharge.
    xJasonsMommyx

    Answer by xJasonsMommyx at 2:05 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Set some clear rules/ expectations and consequences and stick with them. They'll figure it out pretty quickly.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 2:05 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Put your foot down. I would make them sit down and be quiet. Or seperate them.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 2:07 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • AHHHHHHHHH I hate it when I misspell, lol.  I mean't WORSE not WORK, ha ha.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 2:27 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Your children are responding to your negative energy. Try to do something for you so you can calm down and get back some positive energy. That will calm them down. Can someone watch them for you so you can take a break?
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:29 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I used to drop mine off at Sunday School just so I could go have an hour a week to myself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I sometimes get breaks from my fiancĂ©e. However I should be able to learn to cope with them on my own. Their my responsibly and my kids. I would have a babysitter for them right now if I could afford one every week for a couple of weeks.
    ChildGoddess

    Comment by ChildGoddess (original poster) at 2:34 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

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