My children are hard-headed................................

United States
December 6, 2008 10:39pm CST
How about yours, lol! I told my children 5 times to go to bed and it took another 3 times before they listened. Why is that? I love my boys to pieces but they can be very challenging to the patience I try to maintain and I do believe that I am not the only parent experiencing this. I remember when they were obedient to me..........but that is when they were in their cribs....lol! Kids, you gotta love em right! Take care and God Bless everyone
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• United States
7 Dec 08
It must be the night for it..lol..It took me three hours of putting my little boy back into his bed every two minutes to get him to sleep. I could tell he was exhausted but, he just wouldn't go to bed for anything. These are definently the nights when I miss the crib days.Those were the good times..lol
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• United States
7 Dec 08
WOOHOO!!! It is 20 minutes to midnight and my 3 year old finally went to sleep!!
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@lilybug (21147)
• United States
7 Dec 08
My toddler is one of those kids that just will not go to sleep until she is good and ready to. She just cannot sit still long enough to sleep. My son is almost 9 and he has trouble falling asleep at night. It is not really his fault that he does not go to sleep when I tell him too.
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• United States
7 Dec 08
I love all of my incredibly hardheaded children! LOL... My oldest is 13, and he thinks that he knows everything. (coconut head). My 11 yr old thinks he is a ladies man, so he thinks that he can hide the bad grades he makes because he is paying too much attention to the girls in his class (coconut head). My daughter, Lord help me, is coming into her social butterfly stages. She is absoutely does not listen to me (coconut head). And my 3 year old---I think he is the one raising me. He REALLY doesn't listen to me. I call them cocnut heads because I have tried to open a cocnut.........It is really hard!
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
9 Dec 08
All I can say. "I hate teenagers" They are in the bad years. They were so fun and mostly obedient til they turned thirteen. Now I hate being around them most the time. But then there are times when I still love them and like their company. Wish they were little again.
@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I don't think that my kids EVER sleep! I know they never all sleep at the same time! I'm exhausted.... When I figure out the 'secret', I'll let you know. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
@tarheel (151)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I have two older boys 22 and 19. They are STILL the most hardheaded folks I have ever met. It is almost like they go out of their way not to do what I ask or suggest. Sorry to tell you that the future can possibly hold more of the same frustration you have now.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I was lucky, bed time was not a problem. But my son was into sports from the ripe old age of 3 and was exhasuted by bedtime. In fact, he was going to bed 9 PM until he was in high school on school nights, then he went to 9:30, unless he had a practice of a game. But when it came to school work...his picture should have been in the post office. He was awful
@sunny0806 (248)
• China
8 Dec 08
my son is 2 years old. these days i'm bothered by this piquant boy. not eating, not sleeping,not obeying…… i don't know how to control him. my god. i'm mad recently. who can help me?
@trinale (1479)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I believe my daugther is very obedient, but then I'm biased there aren't I. There's been too many occassions when she just refused to go to sleep and will find every excuse in the book to come and tell you something she forgot earlier. I usually consider the type of day she's had and the next day's event before I decide whether to put my foot down or not. Normally, she has a very busy and active day and there's no problem, but if we have something big planned for the next day, that's when we run into problems. I always remind her that tomorrow will never come if she doesn't go to sleep and she buys it....for now! The next big event I can think of is Christmas Eve. She'll be soooo excited that she just can't go to sleep and I end up having to wait until after midnight to "make sure Santa gets in with no problems" if you know what I mean. Cheers, Stan
• Jamaica
7 Dec 08
Well as for your children , maybe you could try (it might be a little late now) but try to designate different bedtimes in that by the time you have finished putting one to bed, it would be the other one's bedtime. Bed time stories work. You could also try to minimise the amount of light in the room - close the windows earlier and play peaceful music. A glass of warm milk should also help but of course remember to let them rinse afterwards.
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
7 Dec 08
I know with children you need a lot of patience. My child gives me hard time all day, to dress, to eat to go to school etcc. She is only three but very exausting, I love her so much. I think that if you explain to them why you wish that they go to bed now, I think they will give you more co-operation. hope so :)
@Polly289 (269)
• New Zealand
7 Dec 08
Yes it sometimes takes me a few goes to get them to bed but if I'm feeling like I need a little space I usually give them my booming voice (more like a lions roar) and then a glare. That oftimes has the desired result. You're right, you gotta love em though. Our lives would be meaningless with out our "Cling-ons". Motherhood is such a great thing. Can be distressing sometimes but that's what it's all about. We need a little aggravation that's why we had kids, right? Merry Xmas to you and yours.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
7 Dec 08
My kids still don't listen and they are big, teenagers. Whem I'm very mad, because it;s too late, I tell them that if they don't do what I ask, I'm not going to do either what they'll ask me to do. And usually I get good results. Being aparent is very challenging, yes , because we love them and don t like to see them upset.They know it and take advantage of it.Smart kids...
@bunnybon7 (39795)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Dec 08
all kids are the same with that. they all like to see how long they can push us. mine were that way and now grandkids. lol
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
7 Dec 08
You can be created with the consequences that you dish out for disobedience. It is very important that children obey the first time. Their life could depend on it.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Dec 08
OMG! Well, look who's here! Welcome back! I guess your computer decided to work! Yea! Well, I see those little "Angels" are giving Mommy a bit of a rough time this evening! I hope by now they have finally given you a break and are asleep. And probably by now so are you! But, I am glad to see that you were able to get a discussion started! It's great to see you on the Lot for a change! Hope all is quiet and you have a wonderful peaceful Sunday! God Bless!
@riyasam (16571)
• India
7 Dec 08
linda,i am with you in this.my kids are such naughty angels .they just try my patience.over the years i am proud to say that ,my patience level has increased. happy mylotting.cheers