Kelly - posted on 01/17/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have recently taken my 6 yr old to the doctor because his behavioral problems have gotten much worse:: he constantly beats up my 4 yr old..i recently had to give my kitten away as he couldn't leave it alone and was covered in scratches on his arms and hands even though the kitten never did this to myself or my younger son!! Sometimes i swear it's like he goes into a trance, or like he has a split personality..he can be perfectly fine watching tv the next thing you know he is running around screaming and attacking family members and will not stop until eventually he calms down..sometimes it takes awhile and i think i'm gonna go crazy..he doesn't any trouble sleeping but i have noticed he is not paying attention now in school also..in the past he has told me that he can't help but be bad as he says his head aches or his belly aches..i thought that was just a lame excuse but because of the recent behavioral changes , i'm starting to believe it..it 's like sometimes he says things without thinking about consequences or just not caring.. he has threatened to hurt his little brother and my self and now i'm just at my wits end and don't know what else to do..there was an incident in public involving him having a tantrum and my mother ..needless to say the police were called and my mom who is a good grandmother was very upset! i have recently taken him to my family doctor who then referred us to a paediatrician but we are waiting for the appointment!! i have tried changing diet and reduced sugar intake and omitted red dyes, etc ..my 4 year old can push my buttons don't get me wrong , but nothing like this...and there of course are the times when owen can be so loving and cuddly..i have never witnessed a child like him before and i have been around many children of all ages... does this sound like add to anyone?? i do know that his half brother (same dad) was having problems at school and his mom put him on ritalin..i'm just terrified that i will lose my little boy in the process and then i don't really like the idea of meds but i'm just lost for answers...has anyone else gone through the same things, i'm sure someone must have, just not any of my family of friends..they just don't get it,lol...please help me if u can!!!!!!!!!