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    Default what stresses you the most and what would help you the most with parenting.

    what do you find the most stressful parts about parenting and what would help you the most to solve to be happier and find it easier.

    eg
    meals,
    morning routine
    after school routine
    weekends when all kids are home
    kids whinging
    kids fighting
    kids not listening
    mess
    housework washing
    not getting enough time alone
    not getting enough sleep
    having kids while trying to do errants and shopping
    kids issues eg, kids not eating,
    the noise
    baby talk

    what would help you the most
    having more support with disciplining
    cleaning help
    more sleep
    more time alone
    more breaks during the day
    more energy
    doing errants without kids
    lowering standards and expectations and demands on yourself
    focusing on the positives
    having more female supportive friends with similar aged kids to vent to and share hints with
    going out with spouse
    easier meals
    specific solutions to specific behaviour issues
    less noise
    hugs feeling appreciated
    our own positive loving self talk

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    Today what frustrates me are my kids deciding to stuff around before work/daycare. We need to be up and out the door at 6.10am yet I had to bribe them with honey in their oats to get in the car.

    Normally it's the not listening that annoys me but I'm working on that.

    It would be nice if dh was home more often but I'm used to it now. Oh and pregnancy tiredness doesnt help but again that has an end point.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
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    Being a single parent I think it's the cleaning/laundry. If I could afford it (and one day I will!) I would employ someone for 6 hours each week and have them do the cleaning, laundry and cook a few freezable meals. The rest I am fine with.

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    sleep, neither of my kid have been good sleeping toddlers,
    I run on 4 hours sleep most nights a I cant fall asleep early, on bad nights (like the last two) Ive just dozed off when Mr 20 m wakes up and is up all night, I got 2 1/2 hours last night and I got 4 the night before in completely broken 20 - 30 minute lots in between trying to stop toddler from whinging and crying

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    Kids arguing!!

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    I don't find any of the things mentioned in the OP stressful

    My biggest stress as a working parent, is deciding what to do when the kids are unwell as far as getting to work. Sick kids is by far the most stressful thing for me as a parent.

    There's not really anything that would help though. I'm very lucky to already have a very understanding work place, so if I have to stay home or leave early, I simply do it. It's just the guilt eats you up sometimes whichever choice you make.

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    Mess.

    I'm unwell and it's now at the overwhelming point. Not helping but I'm trying to chip away. Would help if the kids napped&/or we could leave the house.

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    Default what stresses you the most and what would help you the most with parenting.

    I guess the part I find most stressful is when DS whinges for long periods of time. It usually only happens when he's sick though, as he's a pretty independent and happy go lucky little guy!

    Eta: as for what helps, it depends on the day. I know I am a much better parent when I have some alone time, time with just DF and time to do things around the house. I'm extremely lucky and have these things, but when DS was a baby, I used to go crazy being with him 24/7 (that sounds meaner than it is meant to!). I have always needed time to myself, being a parent doesn't change that about me!
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    Kids not listening or doing as they're told
    Jealousy amongst them (eg if one kid gets something the others want it same with if one child gets attention they all want it. Last night for example my 5 year old son wanted to play Uno with me and we were happily playing but my 8 year old cracked the sh!ts even though I said she could play next!)
    Kids fighting or arguing constantly
    Kids answering back ( mostly my 8 year old grrrrrrr)
    Kids eating us out of house and home

    Not having enough time individually for each child ( I have 4)

    Kids still wetting their beds at times
    Kids lying and stealing ( not all)

    Not getting enough couple time with dp though we do try and go out once a month
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia1111 View Post
    what do you find the most stressful parts about parenting and what would help you the most to solve to be happier and find it easier.

    eg
    meals,
    morning routine
    after school routine
    weekends when all kids are home
    kids whinging
    kids fighting
    kids not listening
    mess
    housework washing
    not getting enough time alone
    not getting enough sleep
    having kids while trying to do errants and shopping
    kids issues eg, kids not eating,
    the noise
    baby talk

    what would help you the most
    having more support with disciplining
    cleaning help
    more sleep
    more time alone
    more breaks during the day
    more energy
    doing errants without kids
    lowering standards and expectations and demands on yourself
    focusing on the positives
    having more female supportive friends with similar aged kids to vent to and share hints with
    going out with spouse
    easier meals
    specific solutions to specific behaviour issues
    less noise
    hugs feeling appreciated
    our own positive loving self talk
    Most of these mentioned. Need a cleaner, I enjoy cooking.


 

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