Eva - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a working mother with a little boy just turn 2. Since early this year, we start to experience his temper tantrum. It has been 6 months, sometimes it gets better, but most of the time, we have to live with him. Honestly I am so tired.
I work in financial industry. Although my job is very demanding and stressful, I manage to request flexible working hours from 6AM to 4PM. So I usually come home at around 5PM. I usually handle his dinner, bath and bedtime since my husband goes home relatively late. Although my schedule is very tight, I usually try my best finishing my work so I can go home in time to take him to the park. You can see how busy my life style is. I was always happy and felt it's rewarding when seeing my son's smile.
However, starting a few months ago after he turn 18 months, he starts his temper tantrums. Things start changing a little bit. I understand this is part of the development process. Almost everyone goes through this process. I am now dreadful and do not look forward to going home. I feel guilty and sad. I miss my boy so much at work but I am also tired of his throwing fits. I often wonder what I do wrong. I follow the advices I can find from internet. I read a lot of books. Consult my pediatrician. Everyone seems to be relaxed about this but I feel living with him is a torturing rather than enjoyment. I am so unhappy now but I still love him so much.
Is there anyone sharing the same thought? Do you not feel like going home because of your kids' tantrum? How do you resolve your stress?
Thank you for reading... and apologize for long and unorganized post.