So my 2.5 DD has really been testing me lately; she very defiant and will do things I've just told her not to, then when I impose consequences she has these god awful tantrums. I know it's normal for children to have tantrums but honestly I've never seen anything like this before, she gets so full of rage she'll hold her breath and turn red and just scream bloody murder until her voice is hoarse.
I try so hard to keep my cool and just ride it out and be firm in my consequences but lately it's been so difficult. Every day this week we've ended up in a screaming match with her having a tantrum and me yelling. I'm sure the neighbours can hear me, it's so humiliating and I just feel like I'm failing. Every night when I get into bed I think I need to research other methods of discipline like time outs, positive reinforcement etc. I actually should be better at this stuff, before I had her I was a teacher for crying out loud, but now I'm a SAHM whose turning into the crazy lady of the street screaming her head off at a small child... I don't really know the point of this thread, I guess I'm hoping I'm not the only one whose feels like this and wondering if anyone has any advice