I am a single mother of four girls all from age 11years and under. It's not easy to raise four kids by myself but I do the best I can.
School is out for them and summer is here. Do your kids fight all the time? Seems like summer vacation is worse and they just fight over little things. I have been trying to raise them not to fight and love each other but sometime I just want to pull my hair out. Over the last two days, I have planned to take them to the lake one day and pool the next. Unfortunately, they started fighting so my punishment was not to go to the lake. I can't have them fight then pretend everything is okay and go to the lake. They were not happy with my decision but they need to learn it's not okay to fight. I had a nice talk with them the other night about what they did wrong and if they continue to fight then we will continue not to go anywhere. Here we are today and I literally reminded them no fighting today or we don't go to the pool. So here we go again, two of my youngest started fighting(basically arguing and staying stuff to each other).
I know every parents have different technique on discipline but what is your advice.. I don't punish my kids with spanking or any hands on, so please don't advice me with this. I am looking for other solutions.. I know I can take something away from them but I just don't think it will work. My kids always comes down stairs and write 100 times saying "I am sorry" but for me that is not good enough because they just fight again... I really want my kids to grow up and love each other, help each other and the most important is get along...