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My Orange Rhino Challenge

I’ve found myself shouting less. Thinking about what I’m doing. Ok, I still have my moments. But on an overall, I’m loads better at controlling my anger towards P1. And what’s better is although she has her moments, her behaviour is gradually getting better. So, I’m stopping the challenge. I figured you probably don’t want to read “no shouting” everyday …

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Challenge Day#11

I cannot believe it! I haven’t shouted today. Zero, zilch! I definitely see a huge difference in her behaviour when my OH is around and we are doing stuff as a complete family. She loves it. Very happy with P1 today.

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Challenge Day#10

Absolutely fantastic day… Hadn’t raised my voice at all right up until 7pm when I noticed some lovely art all up my mothers lounge wall… Her cream wallpaper. Naughty step was done. And P1 was made to clean the drawings off by herself. Which she did with a massive grin on her face!!!!!! Why oh why can’t she just behave! …

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Challenge Day#9

I didn’t shout or raise my voice! I had to repeat myself several times in a firm voice but it wasn’t a shout. Even when she accidentally wet herself again! Tomorrow will be a true test, it’s Friday and that always means lots of shouting… Plus we are having our first full day at home in AGESSSSS. Nightmare!!

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Challenge Day#8

I think we may be starting to see a difference in P1 since I’ve stopped, no.. reduced my shouting. Today, well today was amazing!! She got dressed without a fight, even her shoes, she went to nursery happy and when I picked her up she was fantastic too!! So much so that I treated her to the circus (a post …

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Challenge Day#6

9AM – I raised my voice to about a level 6. All we argued about was putting shoes and coats on. That’s how blooming ridiculous it was. I probably didn’t need to shout at her, I could have dealt with it in a mature calm manner – but I just didn’t. I couldn’t. I’m just so fed up of her …

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Challenge Day#5

Today was a bad day for yelling. It started off amazing! She was so good getting dressed, we were all laughing and dancing about. Then we went round the MiLs and it just went downhill from there. P1 finds it hard to communicate properly with her younger Uncle. He’s nearly 3. One minute they’ll be playing beautifully, the next Uncle …

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Challenge Day#4

10AM – First need to raise my voice today, probably because I was hungry and completely not P1s fault that she was grating on me, level 3 for repeatedly telling me she was hungry, despite eating all her breakfast X2. 1PM – Had to firmly tell P1 that she was indeed going to go to her swimming lesson. Level 2 …

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Challenge Day#3

10:30AM – Have to raise my voice to level 3, P1 has wet herself for the third day in a row and I’m not pleased! She isn’t a baby anymore and has been toilet trained for over a year now. 12:00PM – P1 starts to walk away from the car and into the car park, luckily no cars but I …

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