I really need some help here. I am a single mother of a 2 and a half year old boy. I have always been a single parent his dad is constantly in and out of his life. I have very little support from my family, they would rather tell me how the world runs than listen to my issues and help me resolve them in a way that I can.
My son has hit a very violent and rebellious phase and I have run out of ways to discipline effectively and it is only stressing me out to where I do not even want to be around him. If he does not get what he wants he will throw things or knock things over for example chairs, things on countertops and dressers. He has been fully potty trained for a year and has recently starting peeing or pooping either in his pant or on the floor when he does not get his way. He is defiant, will not listen to anything anyone tells him, has picked up words he will use against you for example his personal favorite "punk"... if he does something and gets away with it he will walk away and call me a punk.
I get so stressed I cry often either at night of I lock myself in the basement during the day. I don't know what else I can do.