Please help... Most of my parenting meltdowns occur during diaper changes/trying to dress Liam. Does anyone have any tips as far as what works for you?
I think he just wants to be independent and thinks he's dressing himself or he thinks it would be funny to run away when I'm trying to put pants on him, but it's just getting worse and worse (for both of us).
Whoever made up the anger management tip of going out in public with your child if you feel that you're getting too frustrated with them didn't take into account that getting a toddler dressed and into a carseat is about as calming as working as a bomb deactivator.
Also, is this age just really challenging? I mean, is this the "terrible twos"? Does it get better?
I've looked for parenting classes online, but they are all things for teen moms (ridiculous when you're 36) or through our local alcoholism counseling center.
Aren't there just parenting classes for people who were raised by abusive parents and would like not to be abusive? From my online searches, it seriously looks like they're only for people who legally HAVE to take them because of having their children taken away...
Please don't freak out and think Liam's in danger or something... It's not like it's that bad, but I'd certainly like things to be better. (I'm just realizing now that it's winter break how hard it is for me to be alone with him when Jared works Fridays and Saturdays.)
Thanks so much!