Are you having probs with your whiny, beligerent child? I AM! HELP!
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|Tue, 04-05-2011 - 11:19am|
I know my daighter is a little older than some on this board, but my situation may still apply....
I need some advice or ideas on how to handle my 4yr old's incessant whining-followed-immediately-by-crying-fits over everything from what she's wearing to school, what shoes to wear, what's for dinner, whether she can watch a cartoon, bathtime, bedtime, playtime, etc.
I work full time, so I get a few hours with my daughter in the evenings and mornings, and the weekends of course. I feel like lately those hours are just filled with battling! And they always seem to end with me losing my temper, and yelling for her to stop crying, enough is enough, go to the other room! It does not feel productive, and my reaction is obviously not improving the situation the next time around. I need ideas on how to COMMUNICATE that my answers are FINAL, she has some CHOICES, but other things are NOT UP TO HER.
I'd love to hear what other moms are doing. Just as a starting point for me. Thanks for any advice you can give.