Shikha - posted on 03/28/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have seriously started doubting my capabilities as a mother. For the last 5 months or so my 2 yr old daughter has been absolutely testing my patience. Initially I used to hit her whenever she would be throwing tantrum. but have absolutely stopped doing so. i also explain to her that being a good girl is better than being a bad girl, also praise her. i have also tried time out, locking her in the washroom, not talking/ responding to her when ever she throws tantrums or is angry ( which is almost all the time now). but nothing has helped so far.
My parents, my mother in law every one keeps on taking out faults in my behavior with her - do not shout on her, do not hit her. they keep on pressing the issue that she behaves so angrily only when my daughter is with me. However, I do not understand how long I am supposed to keep my cool when my child is throwing things away for no reason, hitting me, pulling my hair or else unnecessarily crying. I just hate it when my mother in law and my parents criticise my parenting skills, when they don't go through the ordeal as much as i do. The only reference point that they have is that "sanskriti (my daughter) is always happy and keeps playing whenever she is with us". Its as if I deliberately make my daughter cry when she is in my company.
Please help I am too frustrated and tired. At times, I feel that having her has been the worst thing in my life.