Loving a Strong-willed Toddler

I wished she would just behave and stopped being a defiant child. And yet the firmer I became, the more she fought tooth and nail to get what she wanted. It was our biggest power-struggle so far. Pure pain.

For a moment, I just wanted to get an earphone, lock myself in the bathroom and listen to anything… Anything but her wailing. I wished to wait there in peace, until she stops… But she wouldn’t let me leave her side, too.