• Am I a horrible mother?

    Best answer: Ur not a bad mom. If u were a bad mom then u wouldn't even care or feel bad about ur strained relationship. Which, by the way, I can TOTALLY relate! I'm basically going thru the same thing, but thankfully am coming out on the other side of it now. My little one is almost 3. Things have gotten better over... show more
    Best answer: Ur not a bad mom. If u were a bad mom then u wouldn't even care or feel bad about ur strained relationship. Which, by the way, I can TOTALLY relate! I'm basically going thru the same thing, but thankfully am coming out on the other side of it now. My little one is almost 3. Things have gotten better over the past several months, but there was a point were I was sending him to my mom for 3 or 4 days in a row and loathed him coming back bc it was a CONSTANT battle between the two of us!! The only time he would listen to me is if I screamed, & it seemed I was screaming all day long. If he did something really bad & I smacked his butt he'd turn around & smack me back. We actually got into a little smacking battle & I stopped bc I knew I was about to snap the hell out on his lil tail. Nothing worked with him & I was always feeling drained- physically, emotionally, mentally.

    Then I happened upon a show called SuperNanny & she was dealing with a little hellion that reminded me of my own. She put him in time out, one minute for each year of his life, got eye level with him & explained why he was in time out, no conversation in time out, & every time the brat got up she put him right back in and started the time over. Then after 3 minutes she again explained why he was in time out, and then asked for an apology, then he was free to go. Well, she broke that little brat of his bad behavior. I laughed to myself "If only it were that easy!" But then I decided to give it a shot, and it WORKED!

    It ate him up to lose control, to be put in time out, to realize who the boss was. Man oh man, I was loving it! lol! For the first few days he was in time out a lot. Then he realized I was dead serious & not ever going to give in. Things have gotten a lot better since then, now he's my lil sidekick & we have fun. He's still a lil snot from time to time, of course, but NOTHING like he used to be, thank God! If I just mention time out he straightens his act up real quick! And after I mention it once, second strike- he's out! EVERY TIME! I watch that Super Nanny show every chance I get now. That woman is brilliant!

    Now if I could just get him to stop pooping in the yard & use the potty instead I'd be doing good! And the same old broken record plays "Where did I go wrong?!" lol! Check out that Supper Nanny Joe. You may be surprised by how well her techniques work! And just think, a year from now this won't even matter anymore. Y'all will be on to bigger, better things. :)

    P.S. - Totally ignore the fake little baby temper tantrums! I don't care how long it goes on, don't give in! Carson used to do that, too. If I knew NOTHING was wrong with him, & he was being a little drama king, I would just about snap! He would go CRAZY! Beat his head hard on the floors, on the walls. I was afraid he was mentally handicap or something. It had to have hurt. My husband & I would grab him up & beg him not to do that, hug him, etc.. Then it occurred to me - maybe that's exactly why he does it. For that attention. As if he wasn't getting attention 24/7 anyways. I figured I'd ruined him, spoiled him. I've never met another child like him. Very smart, but EXTREMELY stubborn. I finally decided to ignore it, & once he realized he'd get no positive or negative attention from throwing those fits they began to decrease dramatically. It was hard at first but I stuck to my guns. That's a once in a while thing now, instead of an every day, all day thing. He never bangs his head anymore, thank God. I tell u, that kid was really something else! Ur basically in a battle for authority with a 3 year old. Seriously! Great, huh? It'll be okay. I promise. Don't forget to breathe! :)
    108 answers · Family · 1 day ago
  • Which drink would you like right now?

    Let's say a bartender has magically appeared before you. What do you order?
    Let's say a bartender has magically appeared before you. What do you order?
    103 answers · Beer, Wine & Spirits · 1 day ago
  • Does it suck to be a female?

    you have to give birth, have periods, due the majority of child rearing, be pressured to look thin and pretty, divide time between home and career. Not to mention you are on average shorter than men.
    you have to give birth, have periods, due the majority of child rearing, be pressured to look thin and pretty, divide time between home and career. Not to mention you are on average shorter than men.
    39 answers · Gender & Women's Studies · 20 hours ago
  • Do you remember Anne Meara on AMC? Thoughts?

    Best answer: Yes, Anne Meara was Jerry Stiller's wife, and for decades was his partner in one of America's most famous comedy acts, Stiller & Meara. Both were actors, and they met at a 1953 theatrical audition. They started in comedy as members of the Compass Players (which years later was renamed Second City), and... show more
    Best answer: Yes, Anne Meara was Jerry Stiller's wife, and for decades was his partner in one of America's most famous comedy acts, Stiller & Meara. Both were actors, and they met at a 1953 theatrical audition. They started in comedy as members of the Compass Players (which years later was renamed Second City), and were successful as a nightclub act, appeared in numerous movies, and were staples on the old Ed Sullivan Show and other televised variety shows.
    106 answers · Soap Operas · 3 days ago
  • From these names what would you call your children?

    -Choose a first name and a middle name- Child 1 (Girl)- Ophelia, Ruby, Belle, Harper, Sophia, Terry, Jasmine, Abigail Child 2 (Boy)- James, Edward, Oliver, Logan. Luca, Jason, Christian, Casper Child 3 (Boy)- Theo, Anton, Finn, Dawson, Cameron, Alexander, Peter, Owen Child 4 (Girl)- Lillia, Ava, Marie,... show more
    -Choose a first name and a middle name- Child 1 (Girl)- Ophelia, Ruby, Belle, Harper, Sophia, Terry, Jasmine, Abigail Child 2 (Boy)- James, Edward, Oliver, Logan. Luca, Jason, Christian, Casper Child 3 (Boy)- Theo, Anton, Finn, Dawson, Cameron, Alexander, Peter, Owen Child 4 (Girl)- Lillia, Ava, Marie, Eleanor, Zoey, Arianna, Elsie, Rose Child 5 (Girl)- Briar, Alice, Arielle, Caitlin, Charlotte, Tiffany, Audrey, Violet Child 6 (Girl)- Bethany, Victoria, Autumn , Demi, Elle, Esme, Rosalie, Darcy
    92 answers · Baby Names · 2 days ago
  • Is Rick Santorum a douche?

    37 answers · Elections · 12 hours ago
  • My brother and my dad having sex!?

    I got home from my friends house... And when I walked up stairs I was gunna tell my dad I was home but when I opened the door I saw my 17 year old brother butt ******* my dad :/ should I tell them I saw it happening??
    I got home from my friends house... And when I walked up stairs I was gunna tell my dad I was home but when I opened the door I saw my 17 year old brother butt ******* my dad :/ should I tell them I saw it happening??
    54 answers · Family · 2 days ago
  • Why is Yahoo allowing so much SEXUAL posts in answers??

    Man, this is just freaking sick! Don't they have any MODERATORS here???? I just reported 3 blatantly sexual posts, and 2 child sexual abuse posts! Yahoo needs to get their stuff in order here, or someone else will, and if that happens, it's not going to be good. Yes, I am making a statement to you,... show more
    Man, this is just freaking sick! Don't they have any MODERATORS here???? I just reported 3 blatantly sexual posts, and 2 child sexual abuse posts! Yahoo needs to get their stuff in order here, or someone else will, and if that happens, it's not going to be good. Yes, I am making a statement to you, Yahoo. Clean up those sick posts that go against your TOS and Community Guidelines, or someone will report them and you to authorities. I like using answers to get answers to technical issues, and these sex posts everywhere, are ruining this place.
    102 answers · Yahoo7 Answers · 3 days ago
  • Teen writers: Why do you care so much about what others think of your idea?

    Best answer: There's two sorts of teen writers, I think. There's those who write because they enjoy writing, because it's a sort of enjoyable thing they do. You know. A hobby. They might ask for help with certain aspects of their story, and it's not like the literary trade doesn't have a strong tradition of... show more
    Best answer: There's two sorts of teen writers, I think. There's those who write because they enjoy writing, because it's a sort of enjoyable thing they do. You know. A hobby. They might ask for help with certain aspects of their story, and it's not like the literary trade doesn't have a strong tradition of collaboration and criticism. I style myself one of these, which is probably pretty accurate considering how much I write versus how often I put anything up. I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of professional authors are this kind of thing, as well as most adult amateurs- once you have a job and a life, it gets a lot harder to write and you have to love it to keep at it.

    And then there's the other group, who I can only describe as wanting to have written. They don't enjoy the writing process, but they like the percieved or actual benefits of being a writer e.g. fame, money, status, having a story where they're a powerful elemental girl with a hot demon boyfriend who gets to kill the evil bad guy that represents their precalculus teacher be a thing that exists, ect. If they were locked in a cave forever with a notebook and a TV, they would probably spend most of their time at the TV instead of using the notebook to write, because they wouldn't see the point in writing something nobody is ever going to read. This group is the group who asks this sort of questions.
    56 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • Is 21 too young for motherhood?

    42 answers · Parenting · 23 hours ago
  • Am I the only parent that punish my kids if they get anything below an A+?

    I have 3 kids: Ages 4, 7 and 8. My youngest one is not yet in school but my 6 and 7 year olds are, therefore I expect them to be the very best in terms of academics. I expect them to excel to the highest possible degree. Last term, my 7 year old came home with a 94 in creativity so it was in my intention to give... show more
    I have 3 kids: Ages 4, 7 and 8. My youngest one is not yet in school but my 6 and 7 year olds are, therefore I expect them to be the very best in terms of academics. I expect them to excel to the highest possible degree. Last term, my 7 year old came home with a 94 in creativity so it was in my intention to give her a punishable offense so she won't bring home such a grade ever again. Only high As are acceptable in the household and that's final. I have had parents criticizing me, telling me that this type of parenting is wrong on all accounts. However, in my opinion, I think they themselves are WRONG and they should be ashamed of themselves for not raising their kids the correct way.
    633 answers · Parenting · 5 days ago
  • My husband is forcing me for wife swapping?

    married for 1 year now , initially it was good but since past 3 months my husband is asking me for wife swapping i am not ready for such things yet he says if u won't then find other husband i will divorce you he often goes out with some girls in late night parties etc once i saw him on top of one girl i... show more
    married for 1 year now , initially it was good but since past 3 months my husband is asking me for wife swapping i am not ready for such things yet he says if u won't then find other husband i will divorce you he often goes out with some girls in late night parties etc once i saw him on top of one girl i think they were about to make love what should i do? should i divorce? or wait maybe he will change
    83 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 2 days ago
  • Choose a name for these characters?

    Character #1 She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, and tan skin. She is on the shorter side. She's very popular and pretty and also outgoing and friendly. Name choices- Leah Rose Monica Character #2 She has shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. She is more so on the quiet side and about average height.... show more
    Character #1 She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, and tan skin. She is on the shorter side. She's very popular and pretty and also outgoing and friendly. Name choices- Leah Rose Monica Character #2 She has shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. She is more so on the quiet side and about average height. She is also popular, however not quite as popular as character 1. She is extremely nice. Name choices- Sierra Jasmine Grace Character #3 She has curly, light brown hair and hazel eyes. She is tall in height and has pale skin and freckles. She isn't very popular, however she has a couple close friends. She tends to be very awkward and clumsy at times. Name choices- Alice Caitlin Amelia Feel free to offer other suggestions, however please make sure to choose a name from each list for each character. Thanks.
    22 answers · Baby Names · 17 hours ago
  • Conservative, Christian right wingers: are you defending Josh Duggar's molestations because all of his victims were female . . .?

    . . . if they had been male would you still be defending his criminal actions?
    . . . if they had been male would you still be defending his criminal actions?
    79 answers · Elections · 3 days ago