Feeling like a major failure
I joined with the hope of finding some support for dealing with the terrible twos. I'm a FTM, super sensitive and super hard on myself. I'm trying to get better but with the way the last two mornings have gone, if I was literally beating myself up, I'd be covered head-to-toe with bruises.
I just started reading "The Happiest Toddler on the Block" with the hope of getting some guidance for me and DH on handling DS's tantrums. He apparently falls into the "spirited" personality group which sounds great for when he's older but a huge issue now as a toddler. He's VERY physical when he has his tantrums and it's very difficult to work through. I am with him the most and while I feel like I can earn a gold medal for my patience, these days my temper keeps getting the better of me...he keeps getting the better of me. I feel like we're stuck in the parenthood version of the movie "Groundhog Day". Daycare drop offs are the worst and I feel like he's their problem child. Everything we've tried (timeout, taking away) just ticks him off more and makes a bad situation even worse. I just feel lost. :(
Please don't equate these things as you being a bad parent. The fact that your taking it so hard proves that you care and want to do what's best. Hugs and good luck.