When you feel like you want to yell at your kids and you've 'had enough' try to internalize... what's happening? Ask yourself to HALT!
H - Hungry
A - Angry
L - Lonely
T - Tired
Make sure you solve your own issues before dealing with kids behaviours. It's hard to remember to take care of ourselves, but it's so important. How can we expect to nurture others, when we do not nurture ourselves. So if your not feeling good, tell your kids that you need a time out. Take yourself out of the room and go breath... lock yourself in the bathroom, plug into your Ipod and listen to music that makes you feel good. Watch a 15min comedy, read something funny and uplifting, feed yourself, take a run or a nap if you have a partner to help out... but remember YOUR the most important person in the house because you govern how everyone else will feel by your reactions.
Take care of you, so you can take care of others.
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