Kyla - posted on 06/06/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is 28 months old. She was born at 28 weeks gestation and spent the first two months of her life in the NICU. This is just a little background on her. I breastfed her; ended up leaving her father who hasn't seen her since. Some on me: I didn't plan on having a kid. I sometimes feel like I don't know what to do with her. I was raised an only child and I have a hard time maintaining relationships. I have a history of depression; I have no insurance. She seems so unhappy. It makes me so sad. I am a stay at home mom. We are alone alot of the time. Her behavior is...horrible sometimes. Nothing makes her happy. She sometimes hangs and shakes her head when she doesn't get her way and is so discouraged. She just acts like she hates me sometimes; she spits at me like a cat. I try putting her in timeout for two minutes so she can recognize what behavior is unacceptable. I don't know what to do. I try playing with her, I read to her. She is pretty intelligent; she can count to ten and say her alphabet. She can follow instructions well. I just don't want her to end up like me.