Quoting A mother & wife:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" My daughter is that way, UGH. For example, ... [snip!] ... Cause we work so hard on colors and such. Bought stuff from the dollar store and all I just want to rip my hair out at times"
My hubby is gone a lot too, I find though that packing them up and leaving is actually the hard part. Once I am THERE, it is easy peasy, it's just the initial stress of making sure they both have full bellies, have used the potty/clean diaper and well rested. Sometimes that takes like 3 hours, lmao.
We don't do rewards ever. I think it makes for kids who think they deserve material things for the behavior that is expected of them every day. We give lots of compliments on behavior though.