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I am on day 5 of clomid and getting sick tired and emotional...lol. So tried to put the kids to bed and its been 2 hours. I just had to give myself a time out. They keep going into eachothers rooms, stealing blankets, gettting back up to play, and my daughter even pulled the shelves in the bathroom off the wall!!!!!
So out of curiousity how do you get the kids to listen? THey know I am not feeling well and so pushing every boundry possible!
I crack the sh*ts. I take things away and I threaten.
Its the truth though, im not one whose up for coddling, so if theyre rubbing me the wrong way, they hear about it. Im also very blunt with my kids, I always ave been, im just generally a blunt person. Honestly, in your situation, id be standing there going "Hey, my new medication is making me really grumpy and you are all making that worse, and if you dont all cut it out you'll be in for a world of hell"
In this case, you would have to examine yourself first and see if you put them to bed too soon or may have been unreasonable given your state. Instead of putting them to bEd, could you have sequestered them in their rooms to play for an hour or two while you got left alone then put them to bed later?
I have lined them up with noses On the wall until they could go to bed and go to sleep.
Well, yesterday I told them that if they couldn't behave after school that the misbahaving ones would get ramen noodles for supper and go straight to bed, the rest got pizza hut and smores. Everyone behaved pretty good lol
The bedtime thing isn't really a problem except once in a while with the girls. They don't have toys in their room at all, but sometimes they'll jump from bed to bed. Once I yell it just takes DH to go up there and give them a stern warning and they're pretty quiet.
pulling shelves off the wall would have been the end of the rope. I would have locked the bathroom, and no one would be allowed in there if they can't respect it.
Mine only listen to me when there is something in it for them. Not really but some days it seems like it. There are just days that are better then others, I also always ask is it them...or is it me? If it's them the whip cracks if it's me, I remind myself often and try to remember they are just kids.