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How do you keep calm?

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nicetoseeyoutoseeyounice Sat 01-Jul-17 18:24:26

My dd's terrible twos are in full swing. Our days are full of tantrums, tears and mischief! I'm finding it really stressful to the point I always feel on edge and my face has broken out in spots which rarely happens unless I'm under a lot of stress.

There are loads of helpful tips online to manage stress but mostly involves avoiding what's making you feel that way and I can't avoid my daughter! How do you stay calm and not let the constant drama get to you?

It doesn't help that I also have an 8 year old who's acting like a teenager right now! Trying not to snap at him when I've had a hard day with dd is difficult. Any tips welcome. I'm usually very laid back and optimistic but just can't stop myself getting wound up. She isn't the problem, I know it's normal toddler behaviour and she isn't naughty as such. I just want to know how to keep my cool. Can't walk out the room to calm down which always worked with ds because she just follows me bless her.

corythatwas Sat 01-Jul-17 19:47:31

I used to sing a lot. You can't sing and shout at the same time. And singing made me seem more confident and capable than I actually was, so I felt better about myself.

nicetoseeyoutoseeyounice Sat 01-Jul-17 19:50:57

That is a really good idea. I will try that next time i get frustrated. And she likes singing too so win win.

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