This morning started out so bumpy. I was hopeful in the beginning but it all came crashing down. I lost control and the tears came. They were well hidden, almost busted in the act, but saved by the bell. I don't typically talk about my problems, they just aren't something I do freely, not that I am starting now. I'm seeking advise from you readers with children or experience in such.
I don't like to think of myself as a bad parent, I in fact know that I am in NO WAY a bad parent. It's my first time, can I still use that excuse? Screw it. I'm using it.
I've always tried to treat my daughter as I would want to be treated. But her at her age is in a mode where she wants to test me and see how far she can push mommy! It's so very stressful. SO VERY STRESSFUL! She was out right HATEFUL this morning and I broke down. I'm taking it that I'm not a very strict or dominate type. That she doesn't take me serious and thinks Mommy will just take and take and not do anything. I've attempted many things, taking away her games and television privileges and things got better last time when I pulled away her privileges. Even went to the extent of calling her Father and asking him to help with this by applying the same rules at his house. Her first grounding. It calmed things down a bit for a while.
Here we are again. Maybe it's just a bad WEEK for me, well 2 weeks. So dear friends, if you have any advise on such matters. It would be so greatly appreciated. Have an awesome day. Pokey will be with her dad for the rest of this week. I already miss her!