On the edge 😭
I just need some solidarity. I feel really alone when I get this upset. My LG is 2 in 3 weeks and I’m finding things really hard. She is my first and I’m a single mum and absolutely feel like I was made to be her mum. I love her more than life.
But her ‘behavior’ is really challenging and I’m starting to pick up on the fact that not all toddlers seem to act how she does (sometimes)
I try to gentle parent. But recently I’ve had to raise my voice and try to be more stern. She just laughs, she really does not care. She hits me lots. She does say ‘sorry mama’ and I try to just distract and tell her it hurts mummy.
She won’t brush her teeth. I’ve brought 7 different toothbrushes, sing songs, practice, I’m gentle, she won’t let me or won’t do it herself. It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve even been able to get any toothpaste in her mouth.
She won’t get in her car seat, or pram, anymore. Sometimes I can get her in the car but only with YouTube on my phone.
Maybe because I’m a single parent I’m finding it really really hard but I just feel like crying.