• Need self talk thought advice to be a better mom?

    Best answer: OK, so really, you need to stop with the negative self-talk. You also need to set a limit with him of what is acceptable TV time. It is an hour a day? Then help him pick out his favorite TV shows, and he just watches those. Also set with him what is an acceptable amount of play and of your asking him to help with... show more
    Best answer: OK, so really, you need to stop with the negative self-talk. You also need to set a limit with him of what is acceptable TV time. It is an hour a day? Then help him pick out his favorite TV shows, and he just watches those. Also set with him what is an acceptable amount of play and of your asking him to help with chores. Yes, he should help with chores. At four he can set the table and make his bed.

    Talk to him first. See if you can get his agreement.

    You also need to model good behavior so make sure you're doing things like going outside for exercise (an hour a day, even a half hour of walking will help you with your mood).

    He's learning that he can manipulate you with his moods. Do you really want him to be the boss of you?

    As to your negative self-talk, do this: put a rubber-band around your wrist. If you say something negative, snap it and replace it with a positive thought. Instead of "I'm a mean mom" you say "I'm a good mom and good moms set boundaries." The snap hurts enough to get you to stop. You'll see some improvement after a week and real benefits after three weeks or so.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • My 7 year old daughter all of a sudden has a bit of social anxiety. What can or should I do ?

    Best answer: She might have had an incident which made her more self aware and it will take time to pass.

    Until then, as others have said, don't focus on it. Keep things matter-of-fact, "Yep, sometimes we feel that way, now it's time to leave for school, have a good day."
    Best answer: She might have had an incident which made her more self aware and it will take time to pass.

    Until then, as others have said, don't focus on it. Keep things matter-of-fact, "Yep, sometimes we feel that way, now it's time to leave for school, have a good day."
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you conservatives stand with the "Proud boy's" and if you do please tell me why its okay for them to beat up minorities?

    I won't include all conservatives because I know some of you are decent people but I have to ask this question Do you like minorities and homosexual or do you stand with the "Proud Boy's" who were caught beating up Minorities and Homosexuals. Also "Proud Boy's" Do you feel good... show more
    I won't include all conservatives because I know some of you are decent people but I have to ask this question Do you like minorities and homosexual or do you stand with the "Proud Boy's" who were caught beating up Minorities and Homosexuals. Also "Proud Boy's" Do you feel good being a piece of S H I T and beating up people who are different then you? Is this what America has become? Is this your idea of America? Because to me it's not. Its depressing and I can't believe some of you are willing to harm people because they have different opinions of and different life styles then you.
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • I need advice to help my sister with her kids.. what can we do?

    Best answer: I work from home. I know this problem all too well. Before she gets on the phone, she needs to say, I'm going to be on the phone for the next five minutes. You need to wisper and not interrupt me or (the TV goes off, the Legos go away, whatever consequence). Then she does a mock call for five minutes. If the... show more
    Best answer: I work from home. I know this problem all too well. Before she gets on the phone, she needs to say, I'm going to be on the phone for the next five minutes. You need to wisper and not interrupt me or (the TV goes off, the Legos go away, whatever consequence).

    Then she does a mock call for five minutes. If the kids mess with her, consequences for 15 minutes. Do that every few days, and once you have a real call, they will know to be quiet and out of the way (for the most part). Part of this is just a consequence of having four little kids though. When I have a really important call I absolutely cannot be disturbed during, I make it from my car. :D
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is President Donald Trump's last name?

    Best answer: Drumpf, historically.
    Best answer: Drumpf, historically.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would you allow your 10 year old daughter to get her belly button pierced?

    So my daughter is in 5th grade and one of her classmates showed off her belly button piercing to the whole class. My daughter thought it was really cool and now she keeps begging me to let her get one. Should i let her get one? i don't want to see her disappointed if i tell her no.
    So my daughter is in 5th grade and one of her classmates showed off her belly button piercing to the whole class. My daughter thought it was really cool and now she keeps begging me to let her get one. Should i let her get one? i don't want to see her disappointed if i tell her no.
    17 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do girls wear shorts skirts?

    they know what guys would be doing
    they know what guys would be doing
    18 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I stop bedwetting?

    I've never had this problem before. A friend of mine has been trough it during a stressful time. I've been bullied in school and my mom is on rehabilitation for 7 weeks so I'm pretty stressed right now. Do you think that this could be causing it? I'm too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it.... show more
    I've never had this problem before. A friend of mine has been trough it during a stressful time. I've been bullied in school and my mom is on rehabilitation for 7 weeks so I'm pretty stressed right now. Do you think that this could be causing it? I'm too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. It's been going on for like 3 weeks and I'm super stressed out about it. I just don't know what to do. I really don't want to talk to my dad, or my big sister or anyone else because I'm 11 years old and I should not be wetting thr bed. I already tried not drinking much troughout the day and even got up at night to go to the toilet but it just didn't stop. Please don't make fun of me, I really just need some advice on what to do because I really don't know.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is it people blaming Obama for the increasing racism in the USA when Obama helped every other group except black Americans?

    Best answer: I saw the NYT article too , more devastating bad news for trump about cheating on his taxes . it seem he will owe a lot of back taxes to NY and NJ . a lot .
    Best answer: I saw the NYT article too , more devastating bad news for trump about cheating on his taxes . it seem he will owe a lot of back taxes to NY and NJ . a lot .
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it true that Joe Biden liked to sit in Obama's lap when he visited the Oval Office?

    Best answer: That's ridiculous. Everyone knows that Obama sat on Biden's lap.
    Best answer: That's ridiculous. Everyone knows that Obama sat on Biden's lap.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago