I am not going to lie — there are times where my kids drive me completely crazy. Yes, I am ‘accustomed’ to the chaos of parenting and really do thrive in it, but sometimes the kids up the ante and I need a break or a step back.
I have learned that these moments can often times be avoided or lessened by doing a few simple things first. Sometimes it means a bit more work on my end to avoid it, but it’s so worth it sometimes.
My kids are at the age where they never stop talking. They’re always asking questions, repeating what they just said, talking, talking, talking. As someone who really appreciates silence, it can drive me crazy sometimes.
Going back to the need for just a few extra steps, it goes hand in hand with the endless questions — there are some phrases in parenting that we all find ourselves saying usually to end the talking. I have found though that these 7 common parenting phrases end up just making the talking and questions come back at you harder.
Click through to learn the 7 phrases you should never say to your kids — unless you want to go crazy!:
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