A man just came to my door with my 2 1/2 year old daughter in tow. She had gotten out of our back yard and was in the STREET. I'm trying really hard not to cry and scream right now. Our back yard is privacy fenced, but she squeezed through a tiny opening in the gate and got out while I was 4 feet away in the kitchen, making dinner and distracted in between checking on her.
I can't believe I let this happen. I am horrified with myself thinking of what could have happened to her.
Equally horrible, I can't get her to listen to me, no matter how consistant and strict I am, no matter how many time outs she has. And it makes me dislike parenting her. I love her more than life, but I hate the games she likes to play, I hate the shows she likes to watch, I'm at the end of my rope, and this incident proves to me that I am a seriously horrible mother.
HELP ME. Any advice welcome I HAVE to do better than this!
Asked by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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