Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team22488forum


  Team Forum
Parents of preschoolers (2 to 5 years old)

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   How do I find more patience? 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


SUNSHINE084
SUNSHINE084's Photo Posts: 4,212
9/19/13 5:36 P

SUNSHINE084's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Track the types of tantrums- figure out poss reasons to the tantrums
Have a go to method: when you are. About to blow... Take Three big breaths in and out. Change your task... Use music! Or sing your fav song, or go for a walk with the kids. Finally charts with reward stickers. Hope this helps.





JENNIK2
JENNIK2's Photo Posts: 1,765
9/18/13 2:46 P

JENNIK2's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was a Kdg. teacher before I started staying home with the kids and it always helped me to remember that they aren't doing whatever annoying thing they are doing to be bad or to make you mad. They may want attention or their emotions are just too much for them. But sometimes I have to put them in their room (or a safe place) and walk away for 10 minutes.

Jenni

Michigan, Eastern Standard Time


 Pounds lost: 44.0 
 
0
25.5
51
76.5
102


AYRIKA12
AYRIKA12's Photo SparkPoints: (5,757)
Fitness Minutes: (6,824)
Posts: 107
9/14/13 6:25 P

AYRIKA12's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What helped me with tantrums was reading "The Happiest Toddler on the Block" It really helped me understand why toddlers have tantrums and how to respond to them. Other than that, just breath, take times out for yourself and have them get it together in their rooms!! Good luck...they will try you, but you are stronger!!


 current weight: 208.0 
 
230
216.75
203.5
190.25
177


URBANAUDREYE
URBANAUDREYE's Photo SparkPoints: (39,893)
Fitness Minutes: (23,583)
Posts: 2,492
9/14/13 6:24 P

URBANAUDREYE's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I really wish I knew the answer to this. I only have one 2 1/2 year old right now and expecting my second. And she's been driving me absolutely bonkers. She's tried me way past my patience level and I'm home alone with her most of the week. She won't let me use the bathroom by myself or take a shower. I can't imagine what I'm going to do when there's 2 of them. Best I can say is try to find something that the 3 of you can do together and enjoy. I took my daughter to the library today, and it was the best she's been for me in forever. Maybe they just need something to bond with you over, especially after being apart must of the week. Could be they're just hungry for attention and that's why they're trying your patience so much.

~Audrey

Co-Leader of 20 Somethings with 50-99 Pounds to Lose
Join Us! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=11518


Leader of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Join Us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17427


Leader of Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Team

Goals:
200lbs - Goal met! December 1, 2013
180lbs - (by June 30, 3014,)
160lbs - (by December 31, 2015)
135lbs - (by June 30, 2016)


 current weight: 189.7 
 
234
209.25
184.5
159.75
135


TWINZMOM7
SparkPoints: (74,091)
Fitness Minutes: (19,732)
Posts: 5,396
9/14/13 2:39 P

TWINZMOM7's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My twins are 3 1/2....my patience is so thin, I find myself losing it all the time. Their tantrums send me to the moon, they are not getting enough sleep, and I feel like they never listen to me. Every morning I wake up and ask for more patience, hoping that if I can be calm, they will be. But every weekend is the same. I work all week, they go to preschool all week, we have a steady routine, and all I want is Saturday to come. Then it's here, and I just want one day of no yelling, no fighting, no tantrums. It never happens. I'm crying at the computer right now after another lousy morning.

How do you stay patient? Any tips would be appreciated.

Edited by: TWINZMOM7 at: 9/14/2013 (14:40)

 current weight: 167.0 
 
205
190
175
160
145


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Parents of preschoolers (2 to 5 years old) General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22488x54900380

Review our Community Guidelines