Positive Discipline: Control Your Behavior- I take mommy time outs whenever I need them and my kids know that I need it to regroup and try again. Also, I always have modeled genuine apology when I make mistakes and leave my rational brain- it happens to us all!
9 Ways to Make [Children] Listen: "Let’s face it, asking kids to do something over and over again drives us all nuts. [...] Have faith, even the most persistent non-listener can change! Just remember, lay down the basic ground rules and be consistent – much more effective than shouting and yelling plus you'll be a GREAT role model!"