Dear all, I am feeling overwhelmed and completely scared of my current situation. I am currently pregnant with my second child and am suffering from severe nausea and vomiting. I have lost around 4 kgs in my first trimester and am unable to even take water if I don't take drugs to stop vomiting. Coincidentally, my daughter ( 5 years) has just started going to primary school after 2 long years since last week. Just in 2 days she caught a severe cold, fever, and stomach infection at school and was unable to attend classes for the next few days. Of late, I observe that she has become so adamant and emotional. She won't eat any food, drink any water, and would always demand more TV time. I am exhibiting so much restraint when it comes to disciplining her nowadays, especially after my second pregnancy. I try not to yell or smack her but I could feel the pressure building in my head. I end up sick or start crying when she is so adamant. No time-outs, talking in a stern voice, withdrawing her favorite toys, moral stories, etc are helping. She is now using a new strategy where she cries her lungs out and starts self-harming herself like pinching herself or beating her little tender hands when she is annoyed. She cries, 'I don't love you, mommy. you are not a good mommy' and then tears all the pictures she drew for me. She also occasionally tries to hit my belly. Within a few seconds, she realizes what she said and comes back to me. We end the conflict and would become lovey-dovey but that's again for only a certain period of time. Mealtimes, study times, and homework times are all super triggers and I nowadays dread bringing up the topic in front of her. She is otherwise such a nice, charming, and very sensible girl who is so kind and has a broader perspective about many things in life. I love her to the sky and don't even think about the baby in my womb. Only if my daughter is peaceful, settled, and healthy, will I be able to think about anything else. I have additional woes like job, PhD, etc. Any suggestions on how to amicably deal with my daughter would be very helpful to me at this stage. Thank you.