Ok, I am ready to snap, I am really really not coping with DD at the moment.
Most of the time she is a sweet, bubbly and very happy little girl. She has good manners, seems genuinely concerned if she sees someone sad or hurt - an absolute angel in public.
But if she does something wrong or is told she can't do something she turns into a completely different 2.5 year old.
Now I am stubborn and so is DP, I figured she was going to be a bit of a handful but this is just too much.
An example: she hit one of the child care workers today, it is a problem we have been working on for a while and she is getting better. When we got home she wanted to watch Pepper Pig. I told her no because of what she did today and she lost it.
I sent her to the naughty corner and told her to stay there until she calmed down. Most kids will carry of for awhile and calm down. Not DD she will not let things go, after an hour and a half and no listening to reason, talking, begging, pleading I ended up taking her for a shower, she eventually calmed down but I was a wreck.
This is usually what happens just different beginnings and I don't know what to do? I can't handle the hitting, screaming, jumping up and down, hysterics anymore
My question is: is this a phase or should I get help?
When she is in one of her stubborn tantrums I look at her face and think how the hell am I going to control her as she gets older? I am so scared she is going to grow up into a really stubborn aggressive girl who we can't handle even though we are doing everything we possible can.
I am so scared that I am a terrible mother and doing everything wrong.....