Audrey - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I have a problem. When I get stressed, I snap at people and I yell. Most of the time, my DD, Rissa, is the cause of my stress. As bad as that sounds, it's true. But only on the days where she gets so cranky that all she does is scream and cry and throw fits. I find myself yelling at her all the time when that happens. So what I'm asking is: How can I keep my cool when Rissa is screaming and crying the entire day? Are there any scriptures anyone can share that will help me to ease my stress? I know I'm not supposed to pay her any attention when she's throwing a tantrum, but what do you do when ignoring it won't work? I find myself screaming at her to stop crying. I don't want to be like that anymore. That's the way my mom was and I really don't want to be like her. I'd like to qualify this by saying that Rissa and I have a wonderful, loving relationship when she's fully rested and fed. That reminds me: How do you get an 18 month old to eat when she consistently will not? Some days, all that I can get into her is snacks. (pop-tarts, animal crackers, and not too often- tasty cakes.) All it seems that she wants is juice. I have a personal problem giving her juice all day.
Sorry this was like a book! Thanks for staying with me! And Thanks in advance for the advice!