Children don't listen
I am new here and need loads of help. I have 2 children, a 6 1/2 year old daughter and a 3 1/2 year old son. I am married and my husband is my children's father.
My problem is that my children walk all over me. Neither of them listen to a thing I say. I really don't know what to do. I feel like I am screaming all the time. I have spanked them on the behind on occasion however I do not make that a common practice. My main form of discipline is yelling.
Does anyone have any advice at all. I feel very down and very much like I am failing viciously.
Just a little background, we do express our love for each other and we hug a lot. We do things as a family and my husband and I are there everyday for them. He works from home and I work 2 days a week. They are both in school and never with a babysitter or anything. This behavior is not 24 hours a day, but it is enough that I am feeling totally lost.
Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.