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What is working for me right now is to take DS to his room when we are both angry and butting heads. I have to pick him up, carry him up there, and shut the door. I tell him that he needs time to be angry and then calm down, and so does mommy. We both get a few moments away from each other to cool off, and then we can both calmly discuss the situation.
Apologize to your son and tell him how much you love him. Tell him that hitting is never okay. Talk about what you should have done instead and what you will do next time.
I used to be such a great mom when DS was a baby. Breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, etc.
I was so sure I would do all the right things but after DS turned 2 I haven't lived up to my expectations at all. It has been such a huge struggle, especially with another baby now.
DH has been away for a week. No family close by. No breaks. And today I've just had it and I spanked DS.
He's never been spanked in his entire life.
This is not the parent I want to be at all.
Where do I go from here?
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