every day feels like a struggle....

United States
May 17, 2009 12:45pm CST
i have two boys and they are wonderfuland great kids, my oldest is two and the youngest is 5 months. they are very good, sleep all night long and hardly ever cry, but sometimes i feel like i am always struggling. like everything i am doing, is just not good enough.. there is always someone judging me and what i do and how i raise my kids. like for exeample, there is this lady that comes over and she has two boys very close in age, 4 and 5. and they play fight all the time, constantly hitting on each other.. i dont want my kids to learn that. more my oldest one, cause he is going to set the example for the youngest, and when he sees kids hit then he is going to do it cause everyone is laughing and having a great time, well i told the lady that i dont want that around my child and i am trying to teach him that hitting is bad, and yet she said they are boys and they will fight, but cant she have the respect not to do it in front of my kids. i dont know there are small things like that, that really bother me, just gets under my skin, and sometimes i feel it is to much has that ever happen.
1 response
@abkinsey (173)
• United States
17 May 09
If you're having a hard time coping, have you considered talking with someone about depression? I don't know if that is going on with you, but as moms, sometimes we have so much to handle that we can't do it on our own. A listening ear can make a big difference, along with learning some new coping skills. If I was around someone who wouldn't respect what I was trying to teach (or not teach) my children, I don't think I would hang out with them and their children anymore. I am the parent and while I can't control what other people and their children do, I can control who my children hang out with and what influences I allow them to be around. Don't be afraid to set limits, even if you might hurt some feelings sometimes!