I am finding it increasingly hard to stay level headed when my daughter misbehaves.
She has been doing things to hurt her little sister such as pulling her arms and legs, kicking/hitting her or biting her fingers SO hard that if I wasn't there to stop it I wouldn't be surprised if she broke a bone.
I normally have a bit of a short fuse anyway but since having children I have been working really hard on controlling it (I focus on pushing the anger way down to my toes) or walking away if I feel my blood pressure rising.
I simply can not and will not tolerate my daughter deliberately causing harm to her little sister. She used to be so gentle and is just so horrible to her sometimes that I find it hard to be calm. I have even smacked her on the hand and bottom for doing this but I don't like it and thats when I feel like things are out of control. It also makes me feel hypocritical telling her not to hit when that is how I respond to her behaviour. It just feels so wrong.
Has anyone got any tips for me on what I can do about my daughter's behaviour and how I can handle it without getting so angry and smacking?
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