Sara - posted on 10/07/2015 ( 18 moms have responded )
I am currently going through a horrible stage with my almost 3 year old daughter. She is smarter than most kids her age, she knows how to push my buttons, and I just can't get her to listen to me. When she wakes up I try being extra silly and goofy, but she just doesn't even realize that she is being so awful to me. Or does she? I love her with my entire existence, she is MY LIFE, and it hurts me so much I finally broke down in tears this morning and hoped to find a mommy group. I tell her to do something, and she just screams NO!!!!! I tell her to leave the dog alone, and she just won't stop. I have tried taking toys away, putting her in the corner, and when I do....I say "Pick up your toys please or you will go in the corner" (after already asking 20 times) And she replies "go in the corner". I say "please stop doing that or I am taking such and such toy away" And she replies "take it away". My mother passed away when I was pregnant, and it is so hard to ask anyone for advice without being labeled "a bad parent". I do everything for my child and then some. I have put my life and my needs on hold completely to help myself help my child. She stays home with me, we go places and do things together, but we have no family outside of her, myself, and my husband. We have NO ONE. And I am scared to get her involved in any activities because of her horrible behavior. Please, anyone who has kids young or old, any moms or grandmas....I just need help. As I type this and tears are rolling down my face. I am a mom with no mom to help me, and my daughter also suffers with not many people in her life. Friends are family, that's what I get, but I am not close to anyone. At least not close enough to tell them I feel like a complete failure. Oh and a side note, potty training is a nightmare. She will stand there and just go on the floor. She knows when she has to go but refuses to take a diaper off. PLEASE, ANYONE, I need some advice!