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October 10th, 2010, 05:02 AM
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Does it take much to get you frazzled? Do you have a short fuse? How much can the kids push you before you blow up? Are you a yeller?

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October 10th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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It actually depends on the child or my husband! I have one said 9 year old that knows how to get me frazzled in no time! The same goes with my hubby too!

Most of the time I try to make sure to stop it before I lose it

Yes, I can be a yeller but not normally.

I try to keep my stress under control.... I used to do yoga or go for a run.
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October 10th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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As a general rule I can keep it under control, but of course like anyone else I have been known to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Usually I can recognize it and keep myself in check, but on occasion the older kids will put me in my place.

If I feel myself getting ready to blow, I will tell them to watch the kids or put a movie on and lock myself in the bathroom for 20 minutes. I take a book or grab my phone and play on the internet. That is usually enough to help me pull it together.

I am a yeller..............but only after I have asked the same question 20 times.
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October 10th, 2010, 11:50 AM
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I'm pretty patient. It's takes a lot for me to yell.
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October 10th, 2010, 06:01 PM
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I'm not a yeller really, my kids hate it when I yell, and the way they have me not yell is to listen to me the first or second time I ask them something, they listen, I don't yell, win/win.
I am a planner, so I dont' get too frazzled too often, and especially now that the kids are older and a bit more independent it's much better.
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October 10th, 2010, 07:37 PM
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I don't get frazzled a lot. I don't like yelling but, I will if needed. Being pregnant has given me a short fuse, mainly with DH. He has been a bit of a jerk lately. Some days everything he does makes me wanna scream.
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October 11th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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Does it take much to get you frazzled? I guess it depends on the day. Somedays are better than others, but really, I'm pretty patient but I lose it if I have asked the same question over and over and don't get a response.

Do you have a short fuse? I used to, but noticed it is getting longer

How much can the kids push you before you blow up? Are you a yeller? I do yell, but I really, really try not to. Sometimes that's the only way I can get them to hear me over the noise. The quiet soft voice just doesn't work with my kids. I know when I'm getting ready to be pushed over the line and "lose it" so I try to take a mommy time-out to get myself to sit back and calm myself. I'll throw in a movie the kids will watch and I take a break. When I'm not pregnant or recovering from delivery, I am a runner and that helps soooo much with my patience meter!
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October 11th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Depends on my mood.

I can't say that I am not a yeller, I can be awful about that at times. I do lose it when the teenagers think that it's somehow acceptable to swear at my husband or myself and act like we owe them the world.

My 16 yo's newest thing now is "All you've ever done with your life is pop out babies." I told him to think of another method of insult, lol.
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October 11th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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I am kinda a lil on the mean side if you upset me. I reserve 90% of my limited patience for my kids. I try to share the rest with the general public.
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October 11th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Overall, I think I'm fairly patient with most adults, unless they're being lazy or playing silly snots. With the kids, I'm very patient with the first five requests for the same behavior change, but on the 6th request for the same offence, I yell and time out. It seems like I ask the same question repeatedly for each kid multiple times each day, though. They're all alive and growing and happy, what more can I ask for, lol?
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October 11th, 2010, 11:09 PM
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It doesn't take much at all to get me frazzled.

I think I have a lot of patience with the kids. Sometimes I am amazed at how much patience I have during one of Nathan's tantrums, I know he can't help it I guess. I yell more at DH and then Reagan and Riley in that order, I must be doing it on their level of understanding I guess. I really only yell at Nathan in the bathtub when he gets me really wet with his stimming/splashing or when he runs away from me I yell his name hoping that maybe he will stop and come back, I know he can't help it so it takes a lot with him to make me yell.
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October 14th, 2010, 08:34 AM
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Depends on the day, and the child.

My almost 10yr old pushes me until I wanna shoot myself in the foot! lol

I can be a yeller. But like a pp said, only after asking the same thing 10 times before and not getting a reaction.
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October 15th, 2010, 06:50 AM
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Does it take much to get you frazzled? I don't think so. People usually comment on how calm I am
Do you have a short fuse? Not usually. Although pregnancy shortens my fuse, as does PMS.
How much can the kids push you before you blow up? Depends
Are you a yeller? I have come to the point where I say to the older two "This is your last warning. Next will be yelling. If you like yelling, I'll yell. If not, get it done" Works with my 11 yo, not always with the 8 yo. I don't yell at the littles though. Maybe once or twice at the 3yo.
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October 17th, 2010, 12:16 PM
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no, you all are not the general public, thats those annoying people I run into everyday that make me wish A&B was legal.
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