Hi and thanks for reading. Lately I have been losing my cool with my 2 year old over stupid things. Yesterday it was because he got into poppers when I wasn't looking and wasted 3 of them. The other day it was because he tipped my nail polish on the couch, which was my own fault for doing my nails around him. When I say I "lose my cool", what I mean is that I yell at him, give him time outs, move him around roughly and smack him (which I don't believe in). As you can imagine, this is very upsetting for him.
I feel terrible. I have done circle of security parenting and I know what I am doing is wrong. I need to be bigger, stronger, wiser and kind at least most of the time.
I guess I am just wondering if any of you have any tips for how I can change my behaviour and if you have reformed similar behaviour, how did you do it. Many thanks.