Heather - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I have a three year old son who is developmentally delayed in speech and cognitive development. He has 40% intelligible speech (according to them). Just recently he has started having horrible rage fits when I tell him no. He has knocked over the playpen (with my 17 month old in it!!), he has knocked over a short bookcase and his chest of plastic drawers in the boys' room (it holds and sorts their toys). He has started biting himself to the point of bleeding. He only sleeps about 6 hrs a night but not straight through. He hasnt' gained any weight in the last year cause he nitpicks at his food even if it is something he likes. The other night I told him that he couldn't have any yougurt cause it was late at night and he took the fork and placed it above his head like he was going to stab me! His doctor keeps referring me to a behavioral health clinic here in town but they are booked solid until mid may. He doesn't qualify for a psychiatric hospitalization cause he's so young. I'm losing sleep (and my mind) over what to do. Any suggestions?