Bia - posted on 07/05/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am a single mom for 4 months now. It has been the worst time for me...that feeling of having a broken family for my young child has me devastated. Rest of the family is useless. I have been trying so hard to be as positive as possible, and a loving and kind mom. However, it has started to be a big struggle to get my child to listen. Sometimes she will just run and jump on the sofa and she can fall down. She had before, and she will not listen if I tell her to stop. Even to change a diaper she wont agree and runs away. I have to chase her. Try to hold her down and she fights. All I am left to do is yell...and I mean yelling as loud as possible. Sometimes she laughs at me. Other times she cries and I really feel so bad for doing that. I never want to yell....I am not that kind of person. And I do not want her to start hating me. I want to have a positive relationship but I know that I will have to stop this yelling. I do not do it everyday, only once in a while, but I hate myself for doing it. But how can I convince a 2 year old to even listen ? I tried suggestions like distraction, or kneeling down to her height to talk to her...but that theory never works. Only advise from single moms please.