Some days when my patience is running low I feel like all I'm doing is fussing. "Stop smacking." "Again, sit down and finish your homework!" "Stop running around the house." "Why am I having to tell you that again?" "Be nice to each other!" "Don't talk to him/her like that." Do you feel like you have to tell your kids the same things every single day? How do you not go crazy?! What things should I just not swear? It also feels like they know I'm tired and especially try my patience on those days.
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Yes! Thank you for admitting you can relate! Kids definitely do get stressed too. Kids love rewards no matter how old they get. I definitely want to teach my kids about hard work & good choices & will start expressing my expectations positive
You are so right! As an educator, I have learned all about reinforcement. I have trouble with forgetting that my kids are human, regular kids too and all I have learned and practiced applies to them too! :)