Quoting Pistol Amber:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angeleyes1372:</b>" Not taking sides, but seeing the way some ... [snip!] ... is missing his friends. I have never prayed for Monday to come in my life. He had me so stressed out I was in tears yesterday."
I know the feeling... Just try not to let him see that he gets to ya because he'll eat that right up and keep on at it. (or so my husband tells me about our son... heh) I know my limits, though. If I feel i'm about to cross that line between discipline and too far, I send him to his room and tell him to stay in there until I tell him he can come out... and sometimes step outside for a moment. Just because I have to control myself. Sad when you have to "ground" a four year old isn't it lol. My husband takes it a bit extreme on the timeouts and stuff, I usually just say "Okay, five minutes." and if he comes out, another minute is on. Everytime he acts up in timeout another minute. And when I get tired of that, send him to his room... or make him sit on the couch while I do what I want to do... bc that just makes him regret acting up. sometimes it's hard, yes. But just keep your head up, it's all worth it in the end when your child is better behaved than someone else's because THEY didn't discipline their child while you did... (some won't even do timeout because it's too "harsh" smh) and good l uck to you!