Our expert says:
Do I have kids ? For lunch or just as a snack ?
Isn't it interesting how talented and devoted some kids are at pushing you until the red mist rises ? Think in your own situation, about the puzzle of what on earth can be rewarding for them in that ? Often its about them asserting their own sense o autonomy and power, and unfortunately they seem instinctively so often to select just the worst time to do it.
This could be depression, but its also a very understandable reaction to frustration. And its probably frustration on both sides. Its not abnormal for parents to have occasional aswful thoughts - its abnormal not to worry about these at all, or to act on them, of course.
You generally don't "crack" after these occasional incidents, and if you find they become more frequent, not so brief, and you find yourself thinking about them outside of the acute incident, seeing a shrink for an assessment could be a useful idea. Similarly, if the child is being extremely oppositional on a routine and extreme basis, having them assessed by a child shrink could be useful
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