01-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Aurora, IL. Party on.
Re: controling attitude and anger?
I can relate. I've got an almost 4 year old, a 2 1/2 year old, and a 4 month old.
Sometimes just getting out of the house by myself helps me. It's not easy to do and it doesn't happen often enough, but it helps.
I think part of it is the age. And genetics. And birth order.
I also try to pretend like I'm at work, or like someone is watching me--it helps me to think before I yell. The more I yell the more I get tuned out. Yelling is really ineffective--if it worked I wouldn't have to keep yelling. Plus I just feel worse when I yell, which makes me cranky...
Venting is good too--knowing that other kids are just as difficult as yours is comforting. Kids aren't doing these things to intentionally drive us nuts. Some kids do and some kids don't.
And I pray.
Happy my soldier is home!
mom to B