These last few days as a parent has been hugely testing for me. One 5 year old that is persistent in what she does has pushed me to my limit and I have struggled to cope as a parent.
I feel like a complete and utter failure as a parent and as a mother.
Moo has hit rock bottom with her moods, attitude and general kindness.
I don’t know how to cope with them and I am sat here whilst I have 3 hours to myself, feeling guilty, sad and miserable.
I shouted a lot, I put her in her bedroom, she retaliated by being mean to her brother.
I have banned things, taken things away, and I am the bad guy.
Bedtimes are not fun anymore, I struggle to get her to sleep like I used too and now it could take 2 hours for her to even go to sleep! Which, you guessed it leaves me a tired, foul mood 5 year old the next day. Its a vicious circle, and a vicious circle I am not liking.
There have been tears from not only the 5 year old but from the 30 year old mother.
Its hard being a parent sometimes…