Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pulling it out!

I have had a trying week. (well months really) This week has been exceptionally horrible.

Dominic has not been doing well on his chores. Not doing well in school which is not him. He is a straight A student. His tests are lacking and his homework is taking forever. I thought it was just getting back from break but mixed with his attitude about it all, I guess it really is not. Half assed almost all the time and not even following directions. Talking back and arguing over EVERY SINGLE THING all the live long day.

Logan has hit the terrible three's full force. We had a few spats here and there from him during his two's but nothing major. Then BAM, over night he started the horrific tantrumy behavior. HE THREW A CHAIR AT ME. A Chair at me, his mother! He has been screaming at the top of his lungs until he can barley speak, moving furniture, stomping, throwing things and rolling around on the floor. It has been tiring to watch and not be able to help him share his emotions without having an outburst. He has been hearing his brother talking back and arguing, therefore he has started imitating that behavior as well.

Charlie has been starting to show signs of diva type behavior. Throwing small tantrums. Screaming and crying. Throwing herself to the ground. Hitting and kicking.

Every day this week has been full of all of the above. It is trying. Exhausting.

We are pulling out all the stops. I made charts. I made lists. I may have gone completely crazy and pulled out my hair.

How do you handle these tantrums, not listening bouts and all around crazy kid behaviors?


  1. I found this book & video called 1-2-3 Magic. It worked perfectly! Mind you, my boys are teenagers, so it's been awhile. I don't even know where you'd be able to find this product. Maybe try YouTube or Ebay. It totally turned my 3 boys around. It is so worth it!

  2. I wish I had some advice for you :-(

    Hope you get some relief soon and they give you a break! Hugs friend xoxo

  3. I've heard 1-2-3 Magic is good too but haven't tried it. I love Love And Logic and use parts of it with my students at school. There is a parent version as well. They are on Facebook and their books are available at most book stores. Good luck!

  4. oh hun! I am sorry this week has been bad for you. I saw it on fb this week and I just wanted to give you a virtual hug! I hope the weekend is better. xoxo

  5. Hang in there girlfriend!! Just think each week they are getting older, just one step closer to being outta the crazy toddler phase, right? We swear by the time out chair, it took a lot of work to get her to understand, but it has helped. Structure & routine are key! Good Luck!! Hope next week is better for your sanity!!

  6. A has been giving us the same attitude. His schoolwork hasn't suffered tho. I keep on him to clean up after himself and I refuse what he wants when he gives me attitude. And if he's really bad about it, I turn the Tv/electronics off. Sometimes it helps to give the attitude right back to them so they see how ridiculous it looks. Hopefully he'll see how he is affecting his little brother. I remember him hitting the "terrible twos" at three also! Oy.