I'm not sure if this is the right area to write about this but i am looking for advice from other parents who might have some insight or who deal with this particular situation.
I am a sahm of 2 children. My pre-schooler has type 1 diabetes that we struggle to manage. My pre-schooler's behavior can be extreme. It is very easy for her to have melt-downs and its very hard to calm her down. She can become very mean and agitated for the simplest issues. I try to be patient and give her simple explanations. I know some days when her sugar is up her behavior changes but there are times when her sugar is normal and we still have the same problems. As far as discipline is concerned there are several things i do...natural consequence, redirection, give her a reasonable time to calm down sort of like a time out, taking away toys, not allowing her to watch her favorite show, and at the last popping her bottom. I can tell you that popping her bottom doesn't work lol. My inlaws are old school and they just think that spanking will "set children straight". i tell them yes i was spanked growing up and my mother didn't have problems with me. But that doesn't work for every child and this is why is steer away from that. My husband has mentioned the possibility of talking with a behavioral specialist. I don't know what to do i find myself not wanting to interact with my daughter and i know it shouldn't be like that. i feel like her behavior is so unpredictable that i should keep things simple. Our relationship has changed and she is only 4 years old. Please any suggestions or advice is wanted. (Sorry for any grammar or spelling issues i'm writing this in a rush).