When you've had your next baby I would suggest looking for work even if you only end up earning enough to cover childcare. Hi lost child, I do feel for you. It’s interesting that they behave for their dad, but not you. I made some dumb decisions in the past, and like many others got caught up with a violent boyfriend. I never bothered. You need to establish control here as the adult. Sounds a nightmare, and being pregnant again you must be very tired.I had 3 children, and what 's coming across is that your home is not child proofed.You need child proof locks on everything - fridge, cupboards, doors. I can’t cope with my health issues anymore and nobody can figure out what’s wrong. I think they see you as a soft touch. I broke up with my partner of 4 years around the time she changed and I don't know if that is it, because I didn't think she even was that fond of him. I can't cope no more, I can't except it and never will.i wanna be like everyone else I find myself looking at people and just thiking bet she has peace and quiet. Babdoc that is great advice! This has been my entire life." They obviously don’t respect your authority, OP. Last night my brother had a go at me for shouting at her & something inside me just snapped. Also divide and conquer-have one in trolley at supermarket, one in pushchair (take turns if nec). I never needed to shout, either. This means a social worker will consider your child’s situation in more detail. I’d spend much less time on cleaning, and more on activities to occupy the troops, improving their behaviour. and if you can't even cope with it anymore that is a clear indication that this isn't a good situation to be in! I can't cope with this pain anymore : ... over xmas now feel like child under constant supervision, but i know it's for my own good, just hate not being the mum in control. It's the life she chose. And consistency. I can't satisfy my needs while existing in this "world" he's created. Save tv for when you are desperate-makes it more of a treat. Please forgive the need to be anon. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 40 messages.). I cant do this anymore, i have no motivation, depleated mentaly, always tired, my mind doesnt stop racing, I am diagnosed as depressed, i take 300mg of my medication a day, and somedays i go to 450mg, which numbs me down, but little less anxiuos, and feel clamer, I am stressed, it is impacting by work, no motovation. Q. Erin, I can’t cope with my husband’s demands. And so much more, all due to my mind will not shut up! I cannot cope with my life. I know I did. My poor mother is to the point that she won't even call me anymore, because all I talk about is babies. I dont sleep because my … Your Housing and financial situation like are there benefits you are eligible f… my partner either stays upstairs in bed all day or … So im indoors alone with all 4 children a lot. my mind will not let me be happy! I will never abandon taking care of him-as I've told him. Â It is an exhausting state of mind that's for sure as many know. Please someone just listen to me for once. Best of luck. I structured the day when my DC were preschool, so they had a walk every morning, some active play with a ball or on trikes, story time on the sofa, a few board games, half an hour of tv or a children’s video, some craft time doing painting, crayoning or collage, and they helped with the chores. Find your inner supermum skills and take charge! I feel so selfish and silly when I think about the way I … I kept telling my mom "I can't do this anymore. If you believe in yourself, the DC will too. The past week has just confirmed it for me. He has brought this upon himself. In our house it seems their favourite game is emptying all of the toys and mixing them up together I to some mountain of toy hell. I am sorry to hear about your horses too Whispa...Like these bad 'feelings' this is temporary...they will lessen over time with a regular visit to a GP or counselor. He is 83 - some might say he's had a good innings, but he's still my Dad and I feel I can't make him smile any more. He was great but it would take me all night to try get him to understand what I can't myself, but at least now he knows I'm not avoiding him at nights. My son is a nightmare and I cannot cope: I can’t live with my 18 year old daughter anymore: Can't cope with 16 year old son anymore. sodrained Fri 09-Aug-19 14:42:34. He's spiteful, demanding and just so hard to cope with. Staying in is a nightmare! She will often put a cd on or play with her dolls house. When “I can’t” comes rushing out, it feel like the response to an accusation. I've taken care of her everyday for well over 2 years now & in that time I've also cared for my dad for 9 months with lung cancer, at home, as that was his wish & lost him in August. I’ve been in bed most of sunday and most of today with an ongoing migraine which I know has been because of the stress of arguing. We also have a cat who he looks for in the house at least 3 times an hour and if he can’t find him it sends him into a blind panic - … Il work on that again. He works 5 days a week morning to evening so time he gets in I've somehow managed to get them into bed so he doesn't see them as such. I don't know if I'm a bit too hard on her sometimes because of my frustration and emotions that I can't seem to get control of. I've ridden my whole life, now it seems every time I try to ride it all goes to hell, I know they feed off my emotion but it scares me as I feel I'm getting to a point I can't get myself back, and now I have this great horse and I can't seem to make things work. Do either of them normally go to nursery or pre-school? I just don't understand why they are like this to me. Great advice @Babdoc - I need to take a leaf out of your book! i attempted a social outing today, unfortunately came head on with my boyfriends brothers girlfriends, who individually I get along great with, but when they are together one gets very possessive of the other and I'm clearly reminded 3 is a crowd but that's more about her insecurities so proud to say I actually didn't have a meltdown over that :)Â, I will try to take the pressure off myself somewhat, re establish some routine, and get a handle on things. The awaken time I distract myself with internet. Stair gates on doors mean that it is harder for them to get into fridge or fill cups with water etc, also makes it easier for you to keep an eye on them. that is clear. Please select 'ok' to extend your session and prevent losing any content you are working on from being lost. Op, it's very normal, small dc are bloody hard work. * Do you have a GP you are comfortable with Whispa? It's starting to upset my very caring boyfriend as he thinks I'm avoiding him. Im really struggling and often feel like my only escape is to go to sleep and not wake up. I found a bath every night, then quiet time/stories etc calmed them down-and could also shorten the afternoon if bad weather! I'm from the UK and don't no a single person with tinnitus so I feel all alone I wish I knew at least one person with tinnitus . The basic idea is as soon as Dd starts doing something i want her to stop, i say "that's a 1". Im seeing a counsellor at the moment for my anxiety and I have spoken to her about it but all I ever get is all kids are the same at this stage but surely that's not true. I am obsessed with the news, and all the murders and home invasions etc, that I am 90% of the time terrified of it happening! He should be a responsible man and look after you and his child! I'm very honest with my feelings yet he refuses or is incapable of seeing me. If you don’t feel confident at first, fake it til you make it. Get DH to help in getting everything secure with locks -you can just put catches/ hooks at the top of doors, so they ca nt get in the kitchen( or whatever room you're not in).Then sign up for a parenting course because you have to crack this before the baby arrives. If they throw toys, take them away. My two (3&5) drive me up the wall! Things need to go back to basics with expectations and house rules. I start questioning whether I am at some kind of fault. It's gruelling and pushes every button.Is there any holiday clubs that working mums use near you? I stay up til all hours at night just to 'keep alert' I jump at every noise, I check my son multiple times! I have not had a single day away from any of my children apart from when I had my youngest boy. They should not be able to access anything messy/dangerous. I feel like I'm being firm but fair. They’ll not only trash the place, they’ll feel unhappy, insecure and out of control. Signs to watch for are feeling panic at the slightest thing or feeling that if something else went wrong you either wouldn't cope or wouldn't care. I barely cope with mine but what I do find helps is getting out every morning at 9 and heading to somewhere with open space - the woods is my favourite - for them to run around and explore. Don't be afraid to give them a sound bollocking - imo overly gentle parenting leads to poor behaviour later on in life in some cases (not a criticism, just an observation of the accepted current wisdom). I’m a firm believer that the devil has work for idle hands to do. This afternoon I am enduring soft play because I’m fed up of them trashing the house in the name of play. In other words, keep the little...um...darlings too busy to get up to mischief! but most painful, I've lost my ability with my horses. He keeps everyone awake all the time and tonight because I told him to be quiet and go to sleep he screamed in his younger sleeping brothers face and threw a … Sounds like you need to practice being strict- for example if they try to walk around with food, take it away. If they get down from table at meals just take food away-stay very calm and as matter of fact as possible- ‘we eat at the table in this house ..’ I find using ‘we’ helps rather than ‘you’.Routine is key. I use to be good at things, now I can't even organise myself to clean the house, I stuff up everything I try, I get nervous, clumsy, panicky, angry over the tiniest things! What has been tried before 4. However, after 5 years I can't suppress my physical and emotional needs anymore. I absolutely hate myself, and every inch of my looks and body, and try on about 15 outfits to go anywhere. Leaf out of your book reducing Grandparents ' care 1x day a week whilst I 'm regretting. 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