i’m a mum to a 2, 1 and a 10 weeker. i love my life, my kids, the works but the last two days i’ve lost the plot. my 2 year old is having tantrums and not doing anything i ask of him, simply picking up toys is a flat out NO with a screaming tantrum. this will set of my 1 year old who often does what his big brother does and sadly it all upsets my little bubba.
i try to give them time apart to play, time to play together, time to play with me, we go to playgroup twice a week, they have time alone with their dad for atleast an hour a day, we get out, we do things, i really don’t know what i have done wrong. i thought i was going along well. looking after 3 under 3 is a big job but my kids were so well behaved it was easy.
today i told my husband i want to put them in childcare and return to work. i don’t really but that’s how bad my day was. i don’t know how to deal with tantrums. i’ve tried talking and reassuring, taking away toys etc if behaviour continues. í hate to admit it but i even yelled which i feel horrible for. am i the only one, cause right now i feel like the worst mum. is it the terrible 2s. does this behaviour come out of nowhere or for a reason.
i hope tomorrow is a good day. i love my kids, their laughter and our time together.
i’d really love some advice on how to deal with mis behaving children. i don;t want to yell, i don’t want to take things away from my kids. i’d like for them to know the boundaries. am i being silly, is this the norm.
Posted by chicken83, 21st February 2013