Thank you for sharing.
I’ve realised that I no longer know how to be the kind of parent that my daughter needs. She is a child who is extremely spirited, very active, quite anxious, and who has very little, if any, ability to regulate her own emotions. She needs a consistent approach to managing her behaviour, someone who makes it clear to her exactly where the boundaries are so she can feel secure within them, someone who can help her learn through example how to become a good, decent, moral, respectful, polite human being. Someone who can make her know that she is loved unconditionally.
I am unable to be consistent. Sometimes I am firm with her and stand my ground, other times I cave in under pressure, and yet other times, I just give her everything she demands because I can’t face any conflict. Sometimes I manage to stay calm under the onslaught…
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