Okay. This isn't going to be a long post. In fact, this isn't really a post.
This my friends, is a CRY FOR HELP!!
I'm throwing my hands in the air! I'm done. I can't do it anymore.
I CANNOT deal with the tantrums and fits of an (almost) 4 year old.
I try to be patient, I try to stay calm. I try not to yell..
I try, but I fail. I fail miserably.
And then I feel bad. I hate that I yell. I hate that I get mad, but honestly, that child can raise my blood pressure to levels I never knew possible.
I know all the basics. She's tired. She's testing me. Never give in. Never let her win. Walk away. Time out..
NONE OF IT WORKS!!!
Gracie isn't BAD. Not at all. She is just very strong willed. She knows what she wants and what she doesn't want, and no one is going to tell her different. She wants her own way, and she'll throw fits until... well,, I don't even know when because she never ends up getting it...
She knows how to play me, and she does it well.
It's like she wants me to yell at her...
I went to Chapters this morning and bought two new books. I'll give you an update on them later. For now though, i'm asking all of you for help. Suggestions? Anything!!
How do you deal with your toddler/preschooler and their tempers/ tantrums/ fits/ attitude??
I'm open to anything right now. I'm begging all of you for help.
I'm open to book suggestions too..
Maybe a book on how to be patient?? Wine isn't even doing the trick these days...
Someone? Anyone? PLEASE HELP!!!