I just shook my 6y/o daughter
I've never had a warm relationship with my oldest daughter. I've tried really hard but it eludes us. Everything upsets her. Daily things like eating or washing her hair or brushing her teeth are massive dramas, sometimes she cries so much she vomits. I try to be extremely patient and appear calm and unruffled. But tonight I lost it... I grabbed her shoulders and shook her and yelled at her. I'm horrified by what I've just done. In the morning I'm going to see a doctor and get this sorted. I shouldn't have gotten so worn out that I shook her. She shouldn't be so hard to cope with.