Helpful tip when you have kids

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lovinlifeinAK, May 18, 2006.

  1. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    If you have an older responsible kid get one of the toy walki talki's - they have remedied the running up and down the stairs for when they are not doing what they are told.

    As a single mother with 4 kids, FMS, RLS, PMD - I have found this tool to be extremely helpful. Though it will only work if you are the type that does what they say they are going to do. As if the kids are cleaning the room and do not clean it.

    They know that mom will be in it with a black bag and what ever is out of place goes to the dump. It may be throwing money away but I have not had a problem getting them to clean the room, also I only have had to do it once. My kids are 10, 8, 6, & 5.......

    Some do not understand that when you have that many you have to be like a drill sergant, and I have been given many dirty looks when scolding my kids in public, but the reward is when people come up to me in a restlaurant or other public events and tell me how well behaved my kids are.

    Just thought I would share something that works for me and my kids.
  2. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    i have only one and thank the lord i have only one...

    not that i don't like children but i enjoy other peoples kids...

    i just can't hardly afford the one i have after my divorce...

    good for you..

    jodie
  3. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    Just a helpful hint that works for me.
  4. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    Kids were not a plan in my life. As I was told at 14 that I had a 1% chance of having kids from the shot that my mom was given while she was pregno with me ( so she did not deliver me at 5 monthsO) so I grew up thinking that my life would not have kids in them.

    Let me tell you. Ashlee is birth control (low dose), Tyler Higher birth control and condom, Benelli higher dose of birth control ( no anitbiotics and took at the same time) Then my Abby, had the shot, due for a new one 3 months later. Looks like I got my moms genes and am EXTREMELY fertile, but thatnk goodness I no longer have any poarts to havbe a baby.

    I alwasys had horrible pregnecies, but quick births, I would however adopt andy unwanted kid.
  5. place

    place New Member

    You are so on track. Good for you. It seems these days parents want there kids to be their best friends rather then parent.

    I am appalled by the way parents are raising or lack brining up their kids. I am a teacher and have seen the results of good and bad parenting. And I am afraid we are gravitating toward the wrong direction. And I am in a school district where 50% of them have a stay at home mom!

    Classic case is when a child will get referred to a behavior specialist and with in 3 weeks the child behaves normally in school but yet parents are still seeing behaviors at home!

    Ok, I am off my soapbox.
  6. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    you are so right. I always get compliments on how well behaved my kids are. It does the kids no good being their friend. The school thinks my kids are great and well behaved. I can even take them to a restaurant for dinner, and get compliments on how well they behave. So I must bre doing something right.

    What people do not understand is that by having your kids do chores, clean up after them, you are teaching them to take care of themselves as well as responsiblity. I was raised in a strict home, and I thank my parents every day for it. As I can take care of myself, I do not have to depend on anyone but me. That is the best feeling in the world.