Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Quick Tip #1 - How to Calm Down When the Kids Drive you Crazy

by dadof2 (follow)
Parenting (147)      Top tips (16)      Quick Tips (11)      Discipline (6)      Fatherhood (2)      Frustrations (1)      Temper (1)     
Being a Dad of two enthusiastic young boys is a definite blessing, but one that comes with a host of trials and tribulations too. There are times when mixing a hectic work schedule and parenting doesn't go to plan, and the heady mix of sleep deprivation, over active kids and insufficient caffeine definitely delivers some below par parenting where my discipline can venture into the ‘yelling’ territory which I think has very little impact on the situation except to get everyone upset leaving me knowing that I could likely have handled it better.

Kids will be kids, but that doesn’t always mean you have to shout Photo Stockimages, Freedigitalphotos.net

If you’ve had a day when the kids are driving you up the wall, sometimes I find that it’s not the kids that need a time out, it’s actually the parent. Next time you find that you’ve ventured into a yelling meltdown (you, not the kids), head away from your kids, and give yourself a time out. Make a coffee, take some deep breaths, just get yourself out of the situation and ask yourself what are you really shouting about. Are you yelling because the kids are being too loud? Are you shouting because the kids are just being well, kids? Do you need to shout at the kids? Is that what is warranted, or is that just your own frustrations coming out? Shouting at a child, I am sure absolutely has its place, but so does a little bit of quiet contemplation to keep things a little calmer and rationalise your response.

#Quick Tips
#Top Tips
I like this Article - 4
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by dadof2
Travelling with kids for holidays may mean taking children on a plane to get to the end destination...
Before I even had children, I had a vague notion about the type of Dad I wanted to be, and one thing...
view all articles by dadof2
ID: 15812
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
Let’s be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
As a parent, your options for your childs career used to be a trade, a university degree, or a non-s...
Are you a new parent looking to purchase a proper family car? The answer to your worries is getting ...
All of us, if we are honest, believe it is important to show others kindness
Now that this school term is well underway, many of our calls in the last few weeks have been ...
There is nothing more likely to catapult an issue of child development or behaviour techniques int...
Parenting (147)
Play (86)
Tips (45)
Eating (29)
Travel (27)
Safety (21)
Sleep (8)
Featured on Other Hubs
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version