The Rage Monster is a very real character in most people’s lives.
It’s that character that emerges the moment when your kid does that ONE thing and then you just lose- your- mind.
You go way over the top with the yelling, or punishing, and you KNOW it was too much.
And then the guilt comes over you and you weep because you feel like the CRAPPIEST person in the world for how you behaved.
It’s more common than you think and no it’s not that you’re a bad person. This is your anxiety and it’s had enough.