I'm finding myself getting really irritated by DD1. Obviously a lot of it is my tiredness with an 11 week old baby. She is a really good little girl who obviously can be challenging as all 2 yr olds can, but she is very sweet, caring and listens well most of the time.
But on the days when I have to tell her something 10 times, or she persists with a behaviour that I am asking her to stop I feel my blood boil.
She is no way in any physical danger with me, nor do I name call, but I'll end up yelling at her or grabbing her to get her to stop something.
Then she looks at me with this little face full of surprise and sometimes a bit of fear and I feel awful both for my role-modeling and for how she is feeling.
So I guess I just need some tools to help me to stay calm in the moment. You know the classic, "count to ten" type stuff.
Any tips for how you calm your frustration when your toddler is being challenging.