Jackie - posted on 01/08/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 3 year old son is driving me nuts literally. Hes a very smart kid but refuses to talk unless he really wants to. He throws my kitchen chairs, runs into walls head first, kicks the dog, headbutts me in the ribs so hard it knocks my breath out of me, and throws his plate on the floor. When he gets mad he hits, kicks, and pulls hair. I've had my jaw dislocated by him and have had several black eyes due to him. I have tried time outs but he wont stay. I've tried swatting him but he hits me back so I've stopped that. I've tried to hold him snuggly while I'm sitting and he only wears me out and gets worse. My boyfriend and I are at a total loss as to what to do. I've checked him for Autism and they say hes to high functioning to be Autistic.
I know he gets frustated so for a while I had a stufed animal that I would let him throw once to see if it would help him out but that only made it worse. I cant take him in public because he screams and throws things at other people. I'm totally out of ideas and I'm afraid that if somethig doesnt happen fast that he will end up in a boys home when he gets older for his anger.
I spend lots of time with him even though I work full time. We play in the evenings and on weekends we go do things together when hes not throwing fits.
Somebody please help! I feel like a terrible parent because I'm at the point I dont even want to be around my own son.