Does it seem like your child, who you used to enjoy so much, is becoming increasingly difficult? Won’t listen, fighting with you, or angry all the time? Is family life becoming more difficult because your child’s behavior is running the show?
You’re not sure what happened exactly.
But parenting has never been more difficult, because the latest version of your child gets frustrated and angry so easily. She may be having meltdowns or temper tantrums, refusing to listen or follow directions. She may even be acting out her aggression physically.
The battles are really stressful and are making it really hard to connect with your child. And more than anything, you’d like to be able to talk to your child, to know what is going on….to communicate and connect. It’s understandable you’d be worried.
You’d like to make sure your child learns to accept limits, knows how to handle normal stressors, can regulate her emotions, most importantly, can get along with others. But you’re starting to worry that that is not the path your child is on. Your hopes for your child are reasonable, and it’s understandable to be concerned.