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I agree with everyone's suggestions of screen time.
No, it's not ideal, but if it stops you from loosing your shit do it.
I find my kids turn super bratty at this time of year. They are worn out from the school year and have just been spoilt rotten over Christmas. Just lower your standards (screen time, take away, less cleaning) and ride it out. Focus all your energy on their emotional needs and hopefully the fighting will settle down.
Hugs to you, this is such a tough time of year for us Mums.
Give them unlimited device time, make 2 lunch boxes full of snacks, drinks and let them stay in their rooms all day to give yourself a break. Idk, not good parenting but it's better than foster care haha
I know more kids dosent sound like the answer but I have a friend with two kids the same age as mine and when they are playing up on the holidays we swap one so the kid left has a friend. I find they are way nicer to their friend then their sibling haha! Maybe try this
Nothing could have prepared me for the amount of housework that went with it. No Matter how much crap I get rid of it just keeps appearing 😫
I'm sure you could take them back to the troll factory
Organize for them to get out of the house every couple of days.
Friends, a movie, the park, beach, a bike ride.
I have days I want to sleep longer or watch tv
I'd never see my 10 year old if I let her have youtube 24/7, it's an easy age, they're so self sufficient. Sounds like you just need to seperate them for a while, tape a line across the floor.
Bet you thought motherhood was going to be fun and easy
Sucks to be you