I have a history of anxiety/depression and irritability. I had a horrible episode of PPD right after my DS was born. I just started seeing a counselor again and slowly accepted to take medicine. I do my best and am aware of my actions but I find myself easily yelling at my DS who is 17 months old right now. I then feel really guilty afterwards and quickly try to calm myself and be overly "gentle." I know when I am really hungry or tired, I am more quick to lose my cool. I stay at home now and sometimes feel resentful for all the time it takes to parent and keep the house clean etc... and then I feel guilty about admitting that! My parents were critical and my dad lost his temper a lot. I'm so scared I'm going to mess my child up and give him a mental disorder!
My question is, how do you keep up with trying to discipline your child gently? sigh