I'm at my wits' end with Punkin. Seriously. I really just don't know what to do anymore. Every single interaction that I have with her ends in some kind of tantrum. I know she's two, but she's almost three and it seems like we should be getting out of this stage by now.
For an example, let's take bath time. When it's time to wash hair she screams and cries. Then once we're out of the bath I have to chase her and hold her down to comb her hair, while she screams and cries. Then I have to do the same thing when it's time to brush her teeth.
I've tried asking nicely. I've tried warning. I've tried threatening time out. I have even, on occasion, spanked her. NOTHING WORKS.
I'm tired. I'm tired of it. I feel like a bad mother. I feel like I've failed. And I don't know how to fix it.
5 years ago