double trouble is an understatement
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|Wed, 09-15-2010 - 8:28pm|
I thought taking care of two newborn twins was hard but having two 21 month old toddlers tops that by a 1000%. They are driving me nuts and I am totally struggling w/ them. Not everyday is like this but its more than I care to admit. I get so aggravated at them and sometimes angry. Sometimes I raise my voice to them and have even smacked their hands a few times. After both of these I feel immediately guilty and like a horrible mom~its a vicious circle.
they are being a typical toddler but they will feed off of each other. the screaming, hitting, pushing, pinching, climbing, just to name a few is relentless. we have started timeouts and they get it. i tell them to go to time out and they run to there rug that we have designated as the "timeout" rug and sit there. its not working (yet) but hope that it will start to have an impact on their behaviour.
I worked so hard to get these babies I never thought I would be acting like I do w/ them sometimes. they deserve the best and I am totally not giving them that. I try to take a breath before I say anything to them but after the 3876 time of saying the same thing I just loose it. I am raising little people here and I feel like I am changing them for the worse when I do this.
I'm looking into finding a therapist to help me w/ this~I definately need some new tools to use
thanks for listening