Hello! My name is Amber. I haven't properly introduced myself yet but I will. I just created my account and I have something running through my head that I need to get out.
I am a single mother of three kids. All girls; 4 yrs, 3 yrs, and almost 5 months old.
My ex and I share custody of the oldest girls. I have full custody of the youngest. With being without a job, and car really hurts. I'm not able to see my 2 oldest but maybe once or twice a month. It sucks, I'm trying to get myself together. But its hard, especially when I don't have much help. My mom does babysit while I get my GED. she also takes me food shopping. I am living with my uncle and aunt. So, I'm thankful for that. I'm thankful for everything I do have but everybody who I know are having a hard time even taking care of themselves. And I'm practically alone with most of it. Defiantly with the emotional part of it.
Im having a hard time with my oldest 2. I know my ex does not discipline. He's defiantly a push over.
When I get them, they are Sooo hyper. They don't listen to me, AT ALL. No matter what I do. It seems like they are always doing something. Kind of like 2 year old. One thing after another. But my kids are no longer 2. Casey will be going to school next year, she could this year, to pre-school, that is. I think that school could help with some of her behavior but I'm afraid it wont. I've seen kids who just wouldnt listen in school.
Carley  just don't listen. she also has a hard time speaking up when she wants something, like a drink. She will cry and sometimes throws a fit, although her fits have calmed down.
Casey  is getting mean, and just disobedient. She also don't listen. She's very rough when she plays. She hits, pushes, and kicks other kids. She also screams and yells at them and also takes from them. I dont think my ex is teaching her anything. When she doesnt listen to what i say, alot of times I have to get physical and make her do it. But when I do, she slaps my hands away, starts ylling and screaming at me. Im not sure what to do.
I just got the girls yesterday. My borther was here. Casey kept saying that she doesnt want him here, and to go home. My brother wasnt doing anything. Casey started to get mean, playing super rough, started yelling at him, and started hitting. I was watching the whole time. I had to put her in tme out, just a couple hours after she got here. I hate doing that because of the fact that I dont get them much. I dont want them to be punished the whole time they are here. But, I have too. I cant just let them get away with it.
I hope I can get them back very soon. So, that I can work on them. They defiantly need something; something different than what my ex is doing. . (which is probably NOTHING)
I have to get my crap together. Its taking longer than I wanted it too.