My husband doesn’t handle stress well, he has an anxiety disorder and is pretty depressed. Sometimes he goes way overboard when dealing with our kids two boys age 4 and 3. His expectations are way too high in my opinion and frequently puts the 3 year old in time out for what I think is pretty typical 3 year old behavior—talking loudly, dumping things out, etc.
He also expects them to sit quietly in time out—not talk or cry. And sometimes he holds them a little too tight to keep them in time out or punches fingers.
I think it’s all somewhat bad parenting, but I’m sure it’s how he was patented. I don’t want to say much about it because I hate his sulking… but I don’t feel good about not saying anything when he’s overreacting and hurting the kids.