Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I need assistance...........

I need advice, any advice, that anybody could give me!! Owen is, as we all know, THREE years old. I would gladly go back to the "terrible two's" any day. Everything he says has this WHINE to it, he throws temper tantrums like NO other (I am probably sure we all think that about our kids, you know, ours has to be the worst)!!! Everything he throws a fit about. I really am at the nervous breakdown point. We literally have tried everything. Time-outs, spankings (yes, we do believe in a spanking every now and then)and we have taken away toys. I hear that this will pass, but in the mean time I just need some help. Or really just words of encouragement that I am not alone in the crazy battle. As if taking two kids into the grocery store was not bad enough, now, I have one laying on the floor because he wants a 2 liter of soda and a candy bar to take home. There are some things I will not give in on. But it gets really hard when people are staring and I am telling him no. Trying to explain that I will not budge because he is not old enough to pay his own dental bill. So, all of you mothers out there, please help me. This momma will take whatever she can get. Thanks =)


  1. Not going to lie, PRAYER is all that got me through it!! Claire was terrible and I am too embarrassed to even tell you how bad she was :)!! I am sure you will get some good advice, but just stay consistent and seriously pick your battles. It comes to a point where you can't let him ruin yours and his day, every.single.day...PRAY about it!!!!!!!!!!! It will pass, I swear :)!

  2. I went to a Moms Conference at our church. They suggested a book... "Don't make me Count to Three" by Ginger Plowman. I bought it and have read it. GREAT GREAT book. I highly recommend it. I bought my copy on Amazon. I can't stress enough about how wonderful it is.
    And no.. you do not count to three. -that's a big no no-.