A single mum has been left at her wits’ end, with nowhere to live, after being kicked out her home due to her 18-month-old daughter’s ‘blood curdling’ screaming
It’s no secret that being a single parent is difficult, but one mum has truly found herself at her wits’ end, thanks to her 18-month-old daughter’s “high pitched blood-curdling” screaming sessions – and it’s not hard to see why.
The mum has confessed wanting to “just run away,” because she doesn’t know how to deal with the “spoiled” toddler, and she’s not the only one who has grown frustrated.
As a result of the little girl’s high volume tantrums, the pair are being booted out of their home, because their landlord can’t stand the noise disruption any longer, and the mum is struggling to find alternative accommodation.
“She’s so spoiled she screams for absolutely everything and is always jumping around, throwing herself about the place and screaming. She’s like a possessed ferret and is constantly at risk of hurting herself,” the mum explained on Reddit’s parenting thread.
“She does it at night and will just scream for hours till the early hours of the morning, it’s gotten so bad we’re being evicted from our home because the neighbours can’t stand the noise and because of my financial situation, I’m struggling to find another place to rent.”
Because there’s no one else to help take on the strain of the tiresome toddler, the mum has been left with “a constant migraine ” and “constantly crying because of how stressful my life is and I just want her to stop screaming so I can think straight for just a second.”
The mum continued: “She’s never hungry when she’s screaming, if I try and pick her up or play with her it’s usually met with violence, twice I’ve ended up in A&E from her scratching my eyeball. I don’t even know if this is normal kid behaviour she’s my first and I didn’t expect this.
“I do love her dearly but I’m really struggling to cope and I feel like I’m on the verge of a mental breakdown, I just want to know how to stop her screaming.”
The mum now has just two months to try and find somewhere else to live, while desperately trying to get a handle on her daughter’s tantrums and her own mental health.
“I honestly understand they are exhausted too and wanting to be kept up by a baby at night is the last thing they want, and I’m desperately trying to keep her quiet not to disturb them and failing miserably,” she added.
Many Reddit users were quick to comment and suggest the mum takes her little girl to see her doctor, as constant screaming sessions can often be the result of a medical issue, such as ear infections.
“My niece was like this has an infant. Her parents went through hell. She would claw her face your face and scream non stop. She is perfectly fine now. Junior and high school no problems,” one Reddit user reassured her.
“I’d have to ask my sister-in-law what was the cause. It was so long ago. Anyway, they got help and things got better. Eventually I was able to hold her without being slapped in the face.”