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what do you do when you're at breaking point with your kids?

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August 1st, 2011, 07:38 PM
Gaby&Emmy'sMama's Avatar aka NZ-Emma
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Gaby has been winding me up something wicked the past few weeks - and I find that when I get to breaking point all I can do is yell at her, and I really don't like doing that..... so was wondering what everyone else does when they get to breaking point - and if anyone has any 'methods' for cooling off in a less yelly way!

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August 1st, 2011, 10:47 PM
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It sounds dumb, but I count to ten. Then I make sure I'm 'disciplining' not 'punishing'. Most of the time, I feel like kids don't need punished, they need discipline. There are however, times for punishment I think too.

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August 2nd, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Slow, deep breaths. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Walk away if I have to. Isolate her if I have to.
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August 2nd, 2011, 09:02 AM
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I take deep breaths and close my eyes and tell them to stop whatever they are doing thats irritating me...sometimes I yell and sometimes I just use a strong, stern voice.

If they continue(which they tend to do)then I send them to their rooms for a group time out til everyone calms.

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August 2nd, 2011, 05:24 PM
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i'll have to try the deep breaths thing......

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