That has been my weekend mantra. I've been doing a lot of single parenting lately, and I've been a bit overwhelmed. When that happens, I feel myself slacking on the routine...especially the bedtime routine:/
This always results in a nightmare of a scene when it is actually time for kiddos to go. to. bed.
I hate yelling...I hate when the kiddos yell at me...I hate using the word "hate":/
I don't know if it's working...but when I hear "Mommy...this" or "Mommy...that" in that yelling snotty tone...I just say "Mommy doesn't respond to yelling." and I don't.
I actually sat down with the both of them and said: "We have to work on the yelling in this family. Mommy doesn't like to yell. It doesn't make Mommy feel good. Mommy doesn't like to be yelled at. From now on we are going to work on being a no yelling house. That means kiddos have to listen to Mommy, and do what she says."
I don't know if it's gonna work...but I'm really trying.
I yell when I loose control of the kiddos, and I yell when I'm frustrated...I'm trying not to do it anymore...wish me luck *fingers crossed*