I don’t know what to do anymore.
My four year old has me at the end of my rope.
Everything is a fight all the time. They hate their dad, then me, then both of us at the same time.
It’s exhausting. They were completely toilet trained, now they have accidents almost everyday.
We’ve tried peaceful parenting, Being stricter, we’ve even smacked on occasion (not our proudest moment as parents) when the attitude and rudeness have gotten to the point its embarrassing to go out for all of us.
We both work 40 hour weeks, with no options to not do so, but our families have a day each and we have day care the other three. Our weekends are fun, family times. We’re careful to enforce bed times as we’re up so early and we try and make all the time we do get together quality time.
I find myself dreading the constant crying and carrying on, being told we’re not listening, that we’re the worst parents.
I’ve cried myself to sleep more than once and my partner is at the end of his rope, and it has been causing fights between the pair of us over the best ways to tackle the issues we’re facing.
Our nice sweet child seems to have just vanished and I’m lost as to how to get them back.
Help, ideas, solidarity are all welcome.