Just wondering if anyone has any advice about how to break the cycle of anger. I'm 37 weeks pregnant and DD 3yo is becoming increasingly difficult to handle. I know it's normal, she's probably feeling anxious, jealous etc about the new baby, but this pregnancy hasn't been the easiest and at the moment I'm sore and exhausted and finding it really difficult to manage her behavior.
The past couple of weeks it's been ramping up and I find myself yelling more and more. Today I really lost it and actually swore at her and I feel so so awful and angry at myself.
I've read some of the threads in the 3 yo section and plan to read up about 123 magic and implement a rewards chart. I'm just wondering if anyone has any other advice or suggestions. Specifically how do you get out of the cycle. Like today after I lost it at her she went away crying and I went into another room and cried, I was angry at myself but also at her and when she calmed down and came to me and tried to get a cuddle I was still so angry and emotional I just couldn't let it go so I ignored her and she eventually walked off. I hate myself for being such a bish but I'm so frustrated at the moment I can't seem to get out of the spiral of being angry with her. It doesn't help that every 5 minutes she seems to be doing something ridiculous or destructive and I lose it again.. I really don't know what to do anymore.