I find parenting a thousand times harder since having my second child. I'm so exhausted, it's all I
I "break down" typically the same time each day (between 2 and 3), when "nap time" is supposed to be happening. When my almost 3 year old acts up and won't nap or wakes up baby brother, I get quite angry.
Take a deep breath. You aren't alone! Trust me, I know. I have a six month old baby girl and a three and a half year old son. It is a trial. But you can get through it. One thing that often works for me is to take a "mommy time out". Your kids can do with out you for a few minutes while you cool down. Make sure that they are in a safe place and then go in the other room for a few minutes. It may sound odd or horrible, but I have found it is a lot better than falling apart or blowing up. Then you can go in and deal with it.
At about two and a half years my son stopped napping. It can be hard and there are some days he gets very tired when he doesn't have a nap, I try to get him involved in something quiet and restful instead. We read books, he watched the occasional DVD or documentary (he loves documentaries and shows on sea life), or we get playing with the cars. This keeps him calmer on days that he won't nap at all.
Another option is to go for a walk or do something else that will help your child expel their energy right before nap time. This will make them more likely to nap cause they will be more tired. Fresh air is great to help out with this.
Just remember...breathe! You aren't alone!
Been there and done that and have a closet-full of the T-shirts.
Most importantly, understand that each child is unique and different. My first was so easy-going, it was a breeze compared to my second daughter. They are so alike in many ways, but the second one has been far more challenging for me to raise for a number of reasons.
Hang in there and take a deep breath as aidenofthetower suggests. And no, you are not alone!
always accpet help for starters. start training them to play together and do things that entertain themselfs.i did that and it worked for a while.have set times for all this.
by SPomposello 6 years ago
We both want to, but for me personally, it's a matter of finances, scheduling, and home space. I'm 26 and my wife just turned 34. I have a stepdaughter which is her's, she's 13 now. We both bring home a total of roughly $60,000 per year *after* taxes. I'd say the biggest issue is my wife's...
by shaunessletters 8 years ago
can i get my second child baptise in the church of ireland when my first child was christen in a...catholic church
by dazzlede 3 years ago
Do you think that every couple should have only 1 child?
by Man of Strength 5 years ago
What's harder? Being a parent or a spouse?
by nasus loops 8 years ago
Should I have another child?My first born son is 2year 9 month, but is struggling with settling at preschool. He has started to push, hit, kick and bite the other children as well as now doing it at home. I woudl like another child, but am concerned that now may not be a good time for...
by WeddingConsultant 10 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone had heard the same thing I have heard in the past concerning children.I have heard that your first child is the hardest because of the many life changes. Then the second one is also hard because then mom and dad are both tied up with one child each. Then, once...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|