I’m not going to start this post by asking, “We’re friends, right?” Because that has been established. You wouldn’t walk up to your best friend of twelve years and say “We’re friends, right?” Waste of breath.
You obviously like me enough to continue reading my mindless drivel. So I’d like to open up my Friday posts to conversation. I’m not talking AT you, I’m talking with you. I learn a lot from our little chats on Facebook. When I have a question or need advice, I turn to my Facebook page. I think I can learn just as much here. Maybe we all can.
I’m going to call it “Forum Friday.” (Not to be confused with Fore arm Friday which is just as cool, if not more so.) Please comment away and don’t be afraid to say what is really on your mind. Just keep it clean and courteous. No trolls, please. Trolls comments will be deleted.
I have three children. By FAR, the most disobedient one is Miss E. When I ask her to clean the room she just lays there. I mean really, she just can’t pull her weight around here. What’s that you say? She’s a baby? That’s no excuse!
Actually my real problem child is the Three Year Old. And as anyone who has had a three-year-old will testify, it’s a rough age. Some days he is really good, a real sweetheart. But somedays he is just horrid. The other day he had a nuclear meltdown and he cried and screamed in his room for a good half hour. What could have caused this boy to be in such torturous pain? I had the audacity to ask him to pick up his toys. How dare I!
He also participates in the tried and true misbehaviors: hitting his brother, sassing his parents, saying inexcusable things, etc. We’ve experimented with various punishments but I can’t help but feel there is a better solution to reach him. And I don’t know what it is. I started reading some parenting books but I just don’t have time to read them. So I need some suggestions.
What do you do when your child hits someone else? What do you do when your child yells at you? How do you teach your child that doing a chore doesn’t need to be accompanied by a full fledged tantrum every. single. time. How can you communicate so that he/she will listen?
Discuss! And be specific–I’m not looking for vague ‘child needs boundaries’ comments. Let’s get some really good suggestions going.