I’m not a child behaviour specialist. I can’t tell you how to stop your young child throwing all their toys across the room or chucking their dinner on the floor. If you find out, please come back and tell me. Seriously, I’d love to know.
I’m not a therapist. If you’re suffering from severe depression, anxiety or thoughts of self-harm, please contact your GP or healthcare provider straight away. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. One in four people in the UK experience mental health issues every year. A lot of parents avoid getting help because they worry it makes them a bad parent or the authorities will want to take their children away. It doesn’t, and they won’t. Getting help is a sign of an awesome parent – it’s the best thing you could do for your child to get yourself the support you need. You’re human, and that’s ok.