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Old 11-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Mommy Mistake - How To Fix? Took Away 5yo's Birthday Party

The amount of parenting mistakes I make never ceases to amaze me. This one takes the cake, though....

In anger, I threatened to take away my child's birthday party & presents if she wouldn't stop with her tantrum. First of all, she's a freight train and I know full well she won't be stopping, no matter what threat I've made. Secondly, I always follow through with my threats, no matter how big or small.

So of course she lost her birthday party. I regret doing this deeply. I want her to understand that her aggresive behavior and tantrums are unacceptable, but I think I went too far this time.

I've given her a few changes to "earn" it back, but she's not biting what I'm serving, if you know what I mean. She clearly is upset about not having a birthday party, but is completely incapable of showing me respect and controlling her aggression.

I've always thought something is a little bit wrong with her, emotionally speaking, but that's another story.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation and how did you fix the giant mess?
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07 and M 8/10 and B 8/12
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