But I asked her to stop. She didn’t. I asked her again and she hit me. Screamed again. Screamed that she hates me. In those moments I have two choices.
Tonight when it happened…all I could think was that every reaction I have had previously took made me feel like a failure. All of the research has pointed towards all of these approaches and yet the stares always feel like my reaction to her meltdown is what people look at. But I don’t know. Is it my reaction or her inability to calm down quickly enough?
There is a time and a place for teaching discipline and that time is not during a meltdown.