When Your Teens Act Like Toddlers

 

When Your Teens Act Like Toddlers

Hello there.

I’m so happy to see you.

I haven’t really spent a lot of time if any at all writing about our family. 

That’s pretty silly considering I created this blog with the emphasis on family. This blog is a family lifestyle blog so I guess I better get to writing all about family.

I’m an Arizona wife and mommy- wife to the sweetest man on the face of the planet (and my very best friend and partner in crime :o)) and mom to 4 of the most precious blessings in the whole world (3 girls and a boy)! (Want to know more go here…)This right here spurs endless stories and lessons learned. So let’s get started. 

I guess I’ll dive right in and talk all about teens since that is what we have a whole lot of. Today we’ll discuss what to do when your teens act like toddlers.

I love living with teens believe it or not. At least most of the time that is. 

Our kids are so much fun and such loves. We really are very blessed!

That being said can I just say holy cow about yesterday at the eye doctor.

I had two teens and one tween acting like naughty toddlers.

They started out just fine. They were well-mannered and polite as usual. 

Then just as I was settling into reading my magazine on the app Texture  one of them said something smart to the other one and there you have it let the games begin. They got to giggling, kicking each other, touching the other one to provoke a response, etc. I just joined in the embarrassing hilarity by launching empty threats and feined disgruntled mom stares when really I just wanted to laugh along with them (I guess you can tell already that I’m far from a helicopter parent probably closer to a free-range parent but most definitely a laid back easy going spirit sometimes screaming inside but definitely most of the time just laid back taking it all in then directing traffic from there.)

I’ve learned that enjoying the moment is the better option because it all works out as it needs to if you don’t give in to the stress and make the situation worse. Trust me if you have three little ones all under the age of four as in three two and new you learn really quickly that taking it all in stride is your only savior. I learned that quite early on and I like to think that I’ve honed in on my mommy skills from there with each new experience. I think sometimes it’s best to follow your instincts when it comes to discipline and really when I had a moment of clarity I realized they were just releasing the week’s pent up anxiety and aggression that comes with being in school these days. They were happy that it was a Friday and happy to be with each other as well as stressed being in a clinical setting. So my instincts were to just reign them in by showing them something on my phone (what it was I had no clue but something in the magazine would come to my rescue and sure enough it did- a fluffy strawberry cake with tons of creamy cream cheese strawberry frosting – yummy enough to all of our hangry eyes and just add some promises that we can make a cake like that this weekend (but maybe cherry chip flavored instead because our youngest has a strawberry allergy) and voila unwanted behavior quashed- so yes, these are my teeny bopper toddlers below the cake: 

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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If you are needing me to appear for speaking engagements and parenting classes or book tours (Just kidding here!!!)O:) I don’t have all the answers but I do have experience with parenting this bunch for 31 years now or 72 years total if adding each child’s age together- YIKES!!! I’M OLD!!! As in dinosaur old!!! What are some of your experiences with teenagers behaving like toddlers? Please tell me I’m not the only one.

A Little Bit About Me

I’m married to the love of my life, I have four amazing and precious children, three girls, and one boy. (He’s the baby of the family!)O:)
My husband and I work full time together practicing family law in Phoenix, Arizona and on this blog (I am just crazy about blogging- I’ve always loved living the writer’s life!)
We have two puppy dog children, Boo Boo, a German Shepherd/Lab mix, and Minnie, a Miniature Toy Poodle/Chihuahua mix (we just got her at 6 weeks so she’s our new baby of the family (and she doesn’t seem to be growing much so she may just stay puppy power size) and we just can’t stop kissing these puppies-help us!:)
I love elephants, snowmen, zigsaw puzzles, and the color pink and our family loves to travel and take out our boat regularly on the lake. 
We simply can’t sit still.
Along with traveling extensively, we’ve moved nine times in sixteen years so we know a thing or two about moving with a somewhat large family, organizing, and decorating.
I started taking this blogging thing seriously just this last year although I’ve been blogging, building websites, and marketing since 2002. Holy cow! That’s a long time!O:)
We have several courses that we will be releasing soon as we decided to share some of this incredible knowledge we have been fortunate enough to come across- all without the stress and hassle we went through getting here.
Where’s here- We get to travel often all because of this blog and the best thing about it is- we can work from anywhere! O:) If we didn’t enjoy representing our clients so much I’m not sure where we’d be right now!O:) Read more here…

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