Mandy - posted on 01/28/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
Ok, so I know it might sound bad but OMG my son is absolutely CRAZY!!!!!! How do you tell if its just normal toddler behavior or if there is a problem? (he's my second child and my daughter was so laid back and mellow as a toddler so she's my frame of reference I guess). My son, Caleb, (2 in March) never stops....and I mean NEVER, until bed time then he sleeps like a rock. He climbs everything, I have my house strategically arranged so that he can't climb onto counter tops and tables. In public I can't let him down AT ALL because he runs from me and he won't stop when I call his name.....I've chased him through stores and down sidewalks.....I've learned that I have to carry him to and from the car cuz he'll take of running everytime, and will refuse to hold my hand and walk calmly (like I see plenty of other kids his age doing, btw)......when I hold him he'll arch and squirm till my arms are sore. We rarely go to restaraunts cuz he hates being in a high chair for too long and will get restless and super loud......I know toddlers are active but he seems to be overly active. Does anyone have experience with a overactive child like this?