Feeling like the absolute worst mommy in the world right now!!
DD, who is 4, has really begun to assert herself, but not in most pleasant ways. She is rude when she gets angry, does not like to listen, and throw horrific temper tantrums when she doesn't get her way or has to do things she doesn't want to. I have tried multiple different punishments that have, obviously failed. Tonight I reached my limit. It was all over having to take a shower instead of a bath. It was past bedtime. She screamed bloody murder through her whole shower, kept trying to yank the spray out of my hand, and even hit me once. When I got her out of the shower she refused to let me dry her off, still screaming, took the underwear off that I put on her, and would not put on pajamas. Got tired of it, put her in her bed, said good night, and turned the light off. She got out of her bed, turned the light back on, and continued to scream. After a bit of this I had enough. I cleaned out all of the toys and stuffed animals, except her comfort item, and made her go to bed without a story or snuggles. I have always stayed with her until she falls asleep, until tonight. I feel like shit for all of this, but I am at a loss. Please tell me I am not a horrible mom for taking every thing, and making her go to bed alone.