Amy - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 5 year old son has always been "busy" but over the past year his mood and behaviour have spiralled out of control. He has started acting out physically against himself and us. We never know what will set him off now or how extreme it will become.
I have been trying to monitor his mood/behaviour after eating processed foods or foods with additives/preservatives in excess. I believe there may be a connection and am wondering if anyone out there has similar experiences.
Today especially.... husband gave a packaged noodle soup for lunch and about 2 hours later he was out of control and uncontrollable. Is there a connection here? We will be seeing a paediatric doctor for the first time next week because our family doctor has become a dead end.
We are having to use Melatonin to calm him down and he has started anger management classes to learn how to express his feelings.
HELP. We are at a loss and feel like we have failed. It feels so wrong that my 5 year old boy is having to deal with such extreme anger.