When my kids were little I discovered a great parenting “hack” that helped me cope with the daily frustrations of life with two under two. When I felt myself getting stressed or irritated I took myself off and screamed as loudly as I could into a pillow.
It was a technique that I relied on a lot during the early years. I wasn’t a saint – there were still occasions where I snapped at them, and times where I shouted. But my pillow absorbed a lot of stress and anger too.