Reduce stress now videos PLUS
"Chakras Affect Relationships" Email Series

April 20, 2011

My Child Is Driving Me Crazy!

Author: JenniferMaster1

Children are beautiful, sweet and innocent. But you’ll probably agree that they drive you crazy sometimes.
They whine, cry, make messes, refuse to obey, and fight (if there are more than one). Some days you might relate to rabbits who eat their young!

There are many ways to discipline your child. However, I’m going to share some realizations about why I may be the cause of my child to misbehave whether I am directly or indirectly the cause.

1. AM I FEELING TENSE OR STRESSED OUT?

Children will pick up negative, low-vibration energy in the home. I certainly don’t want to pick on moms since I am one, but you may have heard the saying “If Momma ain’t happy, no one ain’t happy!” If you are radiating negative energy, it could be the cause of your child acting out. So take a breather and find a constructive way to deflate your tension.

2. DOES MY CHILD NEED ATTENTION?

There are 101 reasons why a parent might be extremely busy. No matter how great a nanny, day care provider, teacher or other relative may be, children still love and need to spend time with their parents. For younger children, they may just need a snack, a hug or a story book read to them. Older children need conversation, recognition for accomplishments, and time for doing something fun together. My young teen admitted part of the reason he misbehaves is because he is bored. So playing a game, going on a hike or going out for a treat might just be the ticket to having some quality time with that child. “TIME” is the most precious gift we can give our children.

3. DO I UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE STORY?

24 years of parenting has taught me that sometimes I don’t get the whole reason for a child’s misbehavior. I remember a incident when my two oldest girls were toddlers. They were playing with colorful balloons in the living room. I was a busy young mom probably preparing dinner or doing some chore. I gave the younger child a blue balloon to play with and went off to my chore. I heard the younger daughter crying, and as I approached the children I saw that the older child had a blue balloon. I spanked her little leg and told her to not take balloons from the younger sibling. Then I realized the balloon was a different shade of blue than the one I had given to my younger child! Yeah, I felt a little bad for spanking her which I don’t believe in anymore. But that’s another blog article! So be a little slower to react when your child is misbehaving! It may help to take in the bigger picture of what is happening! You might not have all your facts straight.

4. DO I LIVE WHAT I PREACH?

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. When our children misbehave are they just imitating us? We can preach values of honesty, kindness, patience, forgiveness, acts of good will, etc. However, if we aren’t living what we teach, they won’t see as much value in what we preach. Children naturally look to parents as role models. How can we expect them to live what we don’t?

I’m sure there are a huge number of parents doing their best to teach and discipline their children in a positive, good way. I give you my applause and encouragement to keep up the good work! Let’s all be a bit more sensitive to the idea that some child’s misbehavior can be something that we play a bigger factor in than we realize!

***If you like this article, click on the blue facebook button above and “Like” my page. Feel free to share it on your social networks by clicking the buttons below.
***To subscribe to my RSS feed and receive updates of new articles, click on the orange button above or Entries (RSS) at the bottom of the page.
***Comments are welcome, but please read my comment policy first by clicking here.
***Don’t forget to get your free energy healing video for stress reduction NOW at the top of the page. Thank you!

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

2 Responses to “My Child Is Driving Me Crazy!”

  1. Jeannette says:

    I shared this wonderful message with my children who now are raising many cilldren of their own. Anyone can always use constructive help… it always soothes the confused soul.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your comment! I think it’s important to look at all the factors that can be causing a child to act up. We as adults are the ones who are supposed to be there to teach them and be an example for them. It can be a struggle to remember that when children are acting up 🙂