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Today was seriously a day from hell. There’s no other way to describe it. It was one of those days when none of the little kids could pull themselves together and it was horrible trying to shop at a store. I can’t believe how incredible my mom is; I don’t know anyone else who could keep their cool in a time like that.
My mom is an amazing parent, especially when it comes to discipline. My parents agreed before they had kids that they would never hit their children to discipline them. Instead, my parents use time-outs in the corner, early bedtimes, no television or electronics, etc. For the most part, we don’t have a lot of trouble, even with all of the kids that are always in and out of my house, because no one wants a punishment, and they stop misbehaving after a warning. But dang, every once in a while, something goes terribly wrong and no one will listen.
In a store, it’s really hard because people are everywhere and it’s hard to contain the kids in one area, but my mom doesn’t take any nonsense. When the kids aren’t listening, she’ll find a spot in the store and put them on time-out right there and then, no matter who’s around, or who’s looking at the crying kids.
I’m completely exhausted from this long day, and so tired of hearing non-stop screaming and crying. It lasted well after we got home and into early bedtimes. It was a rough day.
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