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How to remain calm when your kids are driving you up the wall!

Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Some days are great. All sunshine and no rain. Your kids cooperate with you, they eat what's given to them, they are at their best behaviour. But I think too much best behaviour somehow piles up and they want to erupt like a volcano and they want to do all the things they aren’t supposed to do. I call this phase the ‘hell days’! In my daughter’s case, for example, a couple of days everything goes great! But on the fourth or fifth day, she isn’t herself. She raises hell! Then the next day she’s back to normal again.

Many times as parents we just feel screaming loud…. f**k!! Because nothing seems to be going as per us.

Hugs make all your stress go away.

Initially, I didn't know how to handle the situation because we ourselves are so drained at times we can’t figure out what is happening. But eventually, I got used to it. We all do.

  • Don’t let shit hit the roof! How to remain calm!

  • Count to ten in your mind. If it doesn't work count 10 to 1.

  • Go to the bathroom and sit there for a few minutes to calm yourself since that is the only place where you can get some peace!

  • Cry! Yes! Once the day gets over… cry! Throw out your emotions.

  • Get help! Ask your family to help you.

  • Drop everything, all your chores must be put on hold. Handle your child. Please understand what is bothering them. They need your attention.

  • Hug your child and whisper in their ear that everything is alright. Maybe you need a hug more than them.

  • Let your husband take over for a bit. So you can take a breather.

  • Tell yourself, tomorrow is going to be better!

As parents, we need to be patient. We need to understand our kids don’t like the word ‘no.’ Take a minute and think about how many times you say no to your kid in a day.

They are also individuals and have a mind of their own. They also need space. Let them breathe! So you can breathe too!

You got this!

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