Monday, June 22, 2009
Recent Struggles with Boo
Nap and bedtime has become such a struggle with Boo since I've returned from my CA trip.
When I try to lay her down for a nap or at bedtime, she instantly starts pitching a fit and screams until she's hoarse because she doesn't want to go to sleep. Her tantrum is horrible, with her trying to lash out by hitting me and throwing things off of her bed.
Nothing works to calm her down so I end up having to walk away and just let her throw her fit until she falls asleep from sheer exhaustion.
It really stresses me out and it doesn't help when Oronzo tells me she doesn't do this for him.
I don't know if this is happening because she's angry that I left her for 7 days, or if my being gone brought up all her fears of abandonment from her first year of instability. I'm not sure if she's just throwing these huge tantrums because she's 2 and stubborn by nature.
I just know that my heart aches to see her struggling with her emotions so much.
Any suggestions on how to help her through this?