Heather - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I put up with her incessant screaming and crying from sun up to sun down each day. If I try to feed my 3 month old son she throws a tantrum and I have tried to follow the pediatrician's advice and just ignore it but she will carry on screaming and crying at the top of her lungs until I give in and stop feeding him. If I go and get the mail and open it to read it she willl scream and cry until I eventually cave and give her the mail. If I chew a stick of gum or drink a bottle of water and I refuse to give it to her for obvious reasons like her dumping the water all over herself or on her brother or on the floor or whatever surface she is standing over or to prevent her from swallowing or choking on the gum, she will keep screaming for 20, 30, minutes to even hours at a time. Sometimes, she will scream and cry if I am doing my homework or talking to someone on the phone and she will scream so loud you can't hear anything else or even hear yourself think and when I stop what I am doing to pay attention to her or play with her, she will pull my hair or gouge my eyes out. Also while she is throwing her tantrums she will throw things at me like a remote, hairbrush, or a shoe and on other occasions, she will start slapping me. I can't live like this anymore, I am so STRESSED OUT that I have started smoking cigarettes again. I have tried spanking, ignoring, screaming, timeouts, and talking to her civiilly but to avail what do I do to get my life and sanity back?