Hi all, I feel I am completely drained out. In spite of putting her to bed early, my 7 years old won't wake up in the morning. The bus leaves at 7.45 AM which means she has to be get ready by 7.35 AM. At 7.35 AM today, she was still taking a bath after requesting several times. She won't eat breakfast and drink milk. I pack her breakfast to eat during the school break. Milk I have to tell or yell many times for her to drink. Today, I have had enough, I just stopped doing what I was doing and told her no need to go to school when the time was 7.45 AM. Because I am unable to run behind the bus every day late. All children in her class come to the bus stop 5 minutes before and I feel like a complete failure every day. Hell broke loose she started shouting.. I wish to teach her a lesson so that she just wakes up when we call her, drinks her milk, and gets ready. My H, and MIL are all ready to help but she simply keeps standing in the bathroom not allowing anybody in. She won't listen to MIL or her dad. I am tired of gentle parenting. Being firm, affirmative, time outs nothing helps like how a spank helps. I feel guilty when I give her a pinch or beat her (which happens very rarely). I end up crying the entire day. I was doing yoga, meditation earlier when I was on maternity leave. Now I don't get time for that as well... It's a mad rush.. My younger one goes to daycare and has been very sick because of flu. She won't sleep through the night and I am terribly sleep deprived. I strictly follow schedules for both of them but fail miserably every single day. MIL and H take care of the younger one related to bathing, packing food, etc after I come from work and in the mornings till I leave for the office. We 3 adults are doing what we can do but still nothing seems enough. Any suggestions on how to get my daughter to do her chores?