Help!! I feel like im failing - FamilyEducation
Help!! I feel like im failing
07/29/2010 at 19:55 PM

My children dont lissen to a thing i say. I have screamed so much some days that i lost my voice. Ive tryed time out and beating there butts which i hate. I started taking things away like toys, the tv, desert. It dosent seem to matter what to do they just dont care what i say.

My children are 5,3,and 1, The baby(1) cant really do enything to make me upset at his age but his brothers drive me up the wall. At bed time they keep getting out of bed, they fight, are mean to the baby, talk back, tell me im not there boss.

All of my children are boys. I feel like im going to go crazy if they dont start to lissen sometimes i just sit down and cry because they have me so stressed out.

My husband works all day 12-8 and i am a stay at home mom with the kids. My older two are about to start to school and sadly i cant wait for a little time to not be yelling.

Please tell me what to do to make them lissen.....

Try the Super Nanny approach. Google it.

I have found my self saying the exact same thing that you have said. I have a 2 and 3 year old and I find myself hoarse all the time. I have also busted my kids butts and I too hate it. I too have boys and they are getting way out of control. I hate to say it but my 3 year old decided this morning that he was going to take a stroll around our neighborhood and almost got hit. I have done all I can to keep him in the house. I have the chains on my doors the plastic safety things on the handles but he CLIMBS and can unlatch him. That's what he did this morning. I am almost to the point of wanting to strap him to the bed of a night just so I can keep him safe. I AM failing and hopefully I can find a way out. I might try what was suggested with the super nanny approach. I hope things get better and it is learning how to tweak what resources you have to benefit you in the long run.

I feel like im hearing my own story...i have a 6,4 and 2 year old and just within the last few months of summer i dont even know them anymore! They used to be these adorable loving kids and now they are these little terrors running my life from the moment the sun comes up till whatever time they decide to go to sleep! I used to pride myself in how well behaved my kids were and how when we went out to places and seen other crazy kids i was so blessed that i could say...NOT now i dreaddddddddd even going to the park with them! Im just stuck i dont know what to do! Ive tried everything!!!!!!!

Wow, I totally feel your pain minus 1. I have two boys and the baby is managable but the 5 year old is a living nightmare! My husband and I have tried EVERYTHING, literally NOTHING works! My husband starts work really early so when he comes home he is pretty much no use. I yell so much that I think I'm going to have a heart attack. I don't kjnow what else to do but it's comforting to know I'm not the only one dealing with this.

If yelling does not work, then stop yelling. There are much better ways of dealing with this situation and there are things that do and will work. Your family deserves not to have to deal with this stress. See my post above ^ .