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Where have my patients gone?

(4 Posts)
mandymoo Mon 08-Aug-05 20:41:21

Last couple of weeks i have become impatient with dd, unable to stand her whinging when normally i can kind of ignore it and i've just generally become a grumpy old trout. I dont like the mum i'm being at the moment - any suggestions????

Betty1970 Mon 08-Aug-05 21:05:42

Take a break from dd, even if just for a few hours. It will give you a chance to re-energise and will hopefully make you look forward to being mum to dd again. This is the only way I survive!

loupylou Mon 08-Aug-05 21:45:53

Take a break, a bath or a walk, whatever is possible. How old is dd? Is she whinging unnecessarily, in which case try to ignore and ask her to talk properly, if you talk back to the whinge she'll continue to use it.Has anything changed that has upset her and caused the whinge, is it a back to baby step because she's unsettled about something. Make the most of positive time when she's not whingey, praising her for talking properly as a big girl or whatever is appropriate for her level and age.

Good Luck, i think they all whinge sometimes, you are not alone. My 2.8yr old does it too!

Littlestarsweeper Mon 08-Aug-05 21:47:23

plop her favourite video on and grab an hour in another room.

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