Patience is probably the key skill that a parent needs to master when it comes to dealing with kids. It always seems so simple and easy to lose patience, and yet so difficult and sometimes almost impossible to find more of it. Here's some help...
If your kid insists on tying his own shoe laces, and in the morning rush hours you have no time for this insistence, ask your child to continue tying the laces while you drive him to school.
Back off, think through the topic, and decide what you can say and do, and then do it. Set aside some time when you can composedly let your child know what you feel, and why you feel so.
Expressing and explaining topics to children breed better results as compared to forcing them to perform as you would want them to. A parent needs to be strict to a certain extent, but forcing your opinions on children can yield unwanted results, such as children becoming rebellious.
Remember, how you express your irritation and anger teaches your children about managing and organizing their own feelings and relationships. Help yourself to help your children.
Think about the times when we deal with patience with our coworkers or with new acquaintances. If we have the ability and capability to bear such patience, then why do we choose to lose it with our loved ones? Teachings that are taught with patience help children learn thoroughly and quickly.