Megan - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )
Our son, Jacob, has always been easily frustrated when he can't do something right away. When we were teaching him to dress himself, he would throw fits and cry. We taught him to ask for help if he couldn't do something. As he is getting older, he seems to be more aggressive with his frustration. If he gets in trouble and is sent to his room, he will pound the floor and scream (more like growl). More recently he hit a friend at preschool and threw a rock at another friend. My husband and I are concerned that this could be just the beginning of an anger streak. I feel so sorry for him when he does get angry/frustrated because I can tell he is trying to handle it and doesn't quite know what to do, so I work with him on expressing his emotions. I'm wondering if any of you moms have had issues with this. Could it be that he is just 5 and trying to understand his emotions? Could it be a growth thing? Or, my fear is that it stems from his being alone for a year and a half in a Russian hospital and the baby home and that feeling is now manifesting itself in anger. Or am I just thinking too much about it? ARGH!!!! Any thoughts would be great.