PULLING MY HAIR OUT
SOME DAYS I DON'T LIKE HOMESCHOOLING
It's true. It's honest. I am tired getting home from work, and dealing with attitude, not one thing done, a messy living room and ungrateful kids. I have little patience. My kids are being disrespectful, lazy and mouthing off.
At those times, I really have to dig deep to 'like' them, even though, I love them more than anything. They know how to push all my buttons, and some days, I just don't do well with creating a counter measure of calm and restraint to deal with them.
WHAT DO I DO?
Sometimes, I respond well. I cut off the studies, re-direct to fun, relax. But other times, I lose it, fuss, yell, respond that why I told them never to do.
Is that bad?
Is that horrible that I slip in control?
They need to realize that I am human, a person, who deserves to be treated they way they want to be treated. That parents can be imperfect. That parents can make mistakes. That parents have limits too.
Parents should apologize. We should. It's the right thing to do, and meaning it is important. However, we still need to address their behavior.
EVALUATE YOUR TRIGGERS?
So, then, stepping back and thinking about what made you respond the way you did. For me, most times, it's usually lack of rest. For my kids, it's lack of outward interaction.
TRY and TRY AGAIN
The only thing we've done, is tried to be better at this parenting. With each child an area improves, but another is discovered.
I believe having children isn't just about raising them to be the people God wants them to be, but helping the parent be more sensitive to areas that we need to change ourselves.