I've never been short-tempered... but my daughter who will be 3 in May really has been bringing it out of me lately. I'll go to fully calm to hot-blooded rage in like 10 seconds sometimes. The battle these days is over going to sleep (she intends to give it up); I guess we've never seen willpower like this from her before; but this is not about her -- it's about how I respond. I haven't hit her or hurt her or anything, but I've still been feeling out of control of my emotions -- I'll raise my voice or move her rather roughly back to the bed... Today we had been over it a thousand times and she was on her last chance to have a 30 minute quiet time in her room and she started shrieking... and she has a little sister who was already napping,.. so I carried her down the stairs angrily and covered her mouth so she wouldn't wake her sister. She looked up at me rather fearfully. I DON'T want to be this kind of parent. Please helpAnswer Question
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