A No Yelling Update

22 Jun


Have you seen these sweet children? I can’t find them.

The confidence that I had the first few weeks of this no yelling adventure are gone.

If I didn’t know any better I’d swear that the boys miss me yelling so much that they are acting out on purpose. Since school has let out the behavior has gotten worse than we’ve ever experienced here.

Temper tantrums, in public from a seven year old? He didn’t stamp his foot and yell this much when he was a toddler. No matter the fun activity there is always an, “I’m NOT doing that!!!” Followed by the stomp of a foot. I never even knew boys pulled that foot stomping nonsense.

Logan is naughty in a whole different way. You tell him not to do something, he looks at you, laughs and continues to do what you told him not to do. He laughs when he gets sent to timeout which only infuriates me further. I am so tired of being treated as if me and my rules are a big joke by that child. Ask him to do something and he flat out says no.

Put them both together and what do you get? The perfect storm complete with hitting, kicking and bickering. They seem to take turns bullying each other. That’s right folks, I used the “B” word.

So where am I? I am two weeks into summer break wishing the summer away so they can go back to school. Is this any way to live?

Where do I want to be? Having fun with my boys seeing new things and having new adventures.

I’m writing this from my back porch while Bill and Cameron are at the pool having fun. Where’s Logan? Spending the day in his room because he REFUSES to stop acting as if he’s been raised by wolves. I would have liked to go to the pool.

I honestly don’t know if making him spend the day in his room is going to be effective or not. Nothing seems to deter these kids from acting out and quite frankly I’m at my wits end.

There is no reasoning. No threat big enough. No reward big enough. No amount of explaining that will change their behavior…Trust me I’ve tried.

Anyone else have kids acting a little crazier than normal? Could it be something in the air?

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