So . . . my children, in my opinion (ha! the unbiased opinion of a mother), are really good kids. I am comfortable going to public places with them. They don't throw public temper tantrums or have meltdowns. They are not the best at sitting still during sacrament meeting at church, and they can become (in my opinion) complete hellions between dinner and bedtime.
Recently, they've been particularly difficult.
I know, I know. They had a new baby sister born, so mommy is giving them less attention.
They were moved to a new state, leaving behind their grandparents and lots of friends.
They have been on vacation twice for very long periods of time. Vacation is great for adults, but very disruptive for children who love routine.
I thought that maybe they were being overstimulated by television and computer games, because they've been having more screen time while I've been tired and taking of Alice. So, we've limited media to music and books this week.
We also decided maybe they needed more sleep, so we tried putting them to bed earlier.
They were asleep by 6:30.
Jeff and I just sat across the family room staring at each other, wondering what to do with all of the free time we had while we weren't wrestling our children into bed. Pretty nice!
So, do you have any advice on how to help your children be nice? And not kick you? :) Should I just be patient and wait it out?