I really am not sure where to start... I did AP and EBF for 3 years with both kids. I have been attempting to be a gentle disciplinarian. I stay at home and home school. I have mood and temper issues and have spent a great deal of time this year getting on track and medicated and doing what I can to improve part of the roots of my problems...
Now I have a DD who just won't do things for her self that her brother was doing at the same age. She is not motivated to do many of them and tries me at every corner with insisting I do things for her like getting shoes and sock on. I always thought my son was a bit advanced... and I know my daughter is very smart ... but she doesn't apply any energy to getting basic things in life done. She puts off getting dressed, she knows how but often won't do it till I am in the room and then we have a daily argument about what to wear... everything is an argument/disagreement. Everything. And she is a stubborn stubborn girl. If she needs my attention she punches my arm. She acts up in stores... I am walking out of stores without food and other things because she just wants to waves her arms near glass bottle or scream in the produce section to tell me something I already knew and was getting ready to tell her I would be getting it.
Hell she just punched me and demanded lunch (at 8 am) so she can have her candy after lunch.
Yesterday she wouldn't put on her shoes to leave chick-fil-A (a long delayed "treat"). I told her to just pick up her shoes and leave carrying them... and she and her brother didn't even see me walk out the store. I was on the side walk just watching them through the glass. She was laying on her stomach whining for her brother to put her shoes on for her. When he realized I was out side he didn't know what to do. When I finally got them to the car I slapped her hand and yelled and yelled. I am so disappointed in my self and mad at her for bringing the worst in me out.
Is she a psycopath? am I?
She has all these flippant responses. Sassy sassy things she says and does and I don't feel connected to her at all. I swear she is just trying to aggravate me on purpose. I know this has got to be messed up thinking but she has me at my wits end with bad nasty habits... of just aggravating me.