Saturday, January 23, 2010
My oldest child does not know how to listen, and I am just sooo frustrated right now. I've been asking her to get ready all morning...NOTHING. She's been having some really hard times in the mornings lately, and I don't know what to do about it. I literally have to yell at her nonstop for her to actually DO anything. I want to cry because I don't know how to help her. I don't know what to do. And I put her in time out...and it doesn't phase her in the least. I told her earlier...like an hour ago to get ready to take the dog out...well finally I got fed up and told her she could just go take the dog out like she was. No socks, no shoes, no jacket (she did have jeans and a big sweater on). Again, didn't phase her in the least. It was like I wasn't even punishing her. What am I supposed to do?? I've tried taking away things, I've tried spankings, I've tried time outs, I've tried yelling, I've tried being nice, I've tried different punishments. I'm about to throw up my hands in the air and just literally give up, but then how is she going to even get dressed in the mornings. I don't know what to do, and I'm sooo stressed out about her in the mornings. She literally puts me in a bad mood every single morning because she will not listen. I don't know if it has to do with her ADHD, I really don't, but whatever it is, its frustrating the hell out of me. Every morning I feel so stressed out because of her. Everymorning, I swear I'm going to give myself a heart attack because she can't listen to me AT ALL. I'm just going to cry. Ugh, this just out right SUCKS.