I am having a very rough time with my 3 year old daughter. The problem is the crying, whining, and tantrums seem to be constant these days. I do want to respect her right to express her feelings however she so chooses, but when that way disrupts someone else...how is that too be handled? For example if she is crying at the top of her lungs until she gets what she wants(be that a piece of candy, a drink or snack right when she wants it and not a moment later, not to take a nap etc) how is it fair to me to have to listen to her when it feels like nails on a chalkboard to me?? I have had way too many non GD moments with her the last two weeks and need to get some answers because I am not pleased with our current relationship. I feel horrible even saying this, but at times I just want her away from me because the constant crying, whining, and tantrums really make me want to scream! I feel like our relationship is damaged and needs mending and I need to find a way to curb the tantrums and also handle them better. I horribly even swatted her a couple times this week for the first time ever and though i didn't do it hard I still am very uncomfortable with doing so and do not want to continue doing it and it didn't change her behavior anyways. I have a hard time saying no to anything for fear of a tantrum and even if I just say hold on for a minute a tantrum ensues. HELP??