My four kids are always fighting and life is a constant struggle

You can’t look after your children unless you first look after yourself as a parent

‘Midterm was really difficult, with cooped-up kids fighting all day. It was worse when we tried to make a few family trips.’ Photograph: iStock

‘Midterm was really difficult, with cooped-up kids fighting all day. It was worse when we tried to make a few family trips.’ Photograph: iStock

Question: We are parents of four children ranging from 10 years down to 22 months. I’m afraid to say life is a daily, stressful struggle.

Every day feels like a long day of constant moaning and giving and dealing with bickering and fighting among the children. I find myself losing the head and end up shouting.

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