I have been learning alot here lately. I have another challenging problem for you all. How do you keep it all together when you have 7 kids and they are constantly fighting? I am serious, it is really nasty sometimes. They call each other names and even will hit each other. My older kids will call the younger ones nasty names and my 12 year old son tells my 5 year old that he hates him and that he is a pill. How do I keep it together and remain positive and supportive with this going all continuously? My DD who is 9 will call my older daughters bitches ect..
Yesterday was pure craziness! my son was crying because my daughter was going to dance class last night. He decided he wanted to do something new as well(racing dirt bikes)! I told him that it was not a doable thing right now( financially). Everyone was whining, crying and yelling at one another. It was nuts and it really made me mad and feel hopeless. I tried explaining to my 12 year old son about modeling respectful behavior to the younger kids and it just doesnt ever happen. I am beginning to feel like unschooling just can't work for us. I have to seriously wonder if our household can ever have real harmony. My 5 and 3 year olds are constantly fighting and it always ends up in someone getting hurt and crying. My husband then turns to me and says "Why did we ever want kids"? I have to admit it but it makes you feel that way! ( we love em but the noise and fighting are endless). I end up yelling and saying not so nice things to them sometimes. I would appreciate some input on this one.