DS is 2.75 and I feel like I'm failing miserably at raising him. Up until a month ago it been such a breeze but now it's all so frustrating and miserable and hard!!
All our time together he whinges and whines about anything and everything he can. When he first started I could get away with 'let's hear your happy voice instead' but now it just brings more whinging. I have to fight with him to do ANyTHING, to get dressed, to get in the shower, to eat dinner, to pick up something he's thrown across the room, its all met with 'NO!!!' 'i don't want to!!!' bedtime is a 2 hour plus battle, he just will not settle or go to sleep until I completely flip out and lose all patience with him.
I can't get him out of the house without a negative attitude, I can't suggest anything fun without an attitude, even a park, walk to feed the ducks etc, it's all me with negativity.
Now his new thing is to tell me he doesn't like me and to get away. I've no idea were he's got it from. I can be sitting minding my own business and he'll tell me this.
This morning when he woke up and walke past I said 'oh gooood morning' happily and he replied with a snarl 'don't talk to meeeeeee!!'
I'm just so lost, I don't know what to do. I've tied staying positive and happy but it's completely drained me when all that it's me with is tantrums, a snarl and negative attitude. I've tried time outs but he just gets up and walks away with a tantrum. I'm at the shouting/screaming stage because im just completely over it. Shamefully ive smacked him a couple of time too! Right now e's in his bedroom because the whole way home was tantrum and fighting and 'I don't like you' and I'm on the couch balling my eyes out because I can't handle my 2.75 yr old.
I just feel like I'm doing everything all wrong for him to be so angry all the time!! I want my happy little boy back!!!!
I'm sorry, I've just typed and typed so I don't even know if it all makes sense