Kelly - posted on 07/17/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
I have a son who is 2 years, 9 months. He has a speech delay & has been diganosted w/a development delay w/hyper activity. He has been in EI for almost a year now, and honestly I haven't seen much improvement.
He is the sweetest little boy, but also the most hyperest child I've ever met. He is non stop. From the time he wakes up, until he goes to bed he is just on the run. He doesn't have time for anything.
The problem that I'm having with him lately is his behavior. He pretty much is out of control. No matter how much disipline, consistancy I give him he just freaks out, and sometimes for no reason. He use to be an excellent sleeper and now I'm lucky if he sleeps 6 straight hours. I've changed his diet, I've let him run his energy out at the park..anything and everytthing I can think of. Sometims it works, but for the most part its his way or no way.
I'm losing my mind, honestly. I'm a military wife and my husband is working 15hr days 6 days a week. While I'm happy that he is not deployed its taking a toll on the kids. They see him for maybe an hour a night before its bed time.
My son now does this thing where he will KICK the walls, door, ANYTHING to let me know that he's awake in his room. He's thrown 2 sippy cups at my 42 inch and 55 inch tv's and broken them. We were @ Ruby Tuesdays the other night and he SCREAMED the entire time and threw broccoli at someones head! He use to be my sweet little boy, but now he's an absolute terror :(
Last week we had a playdate at my house with children similar in age to his, and while the other kids were all playing nicely in the toy room..he was in the foyer throwing toys against the wall.
I beat myself up over this daily. I don't know what to do. I know a lot of it comes from the fact that he doesn't talk and that he's fustrated. Maybe the throwing will result him in being a proffesional baseball player? I don't know.
He starts special ed preschool in Sept, and I'm petrified that they're going to kick him out. He's destructive. It just seems that no matter what I do, how I do it or how often NOTHING works.
Sigh. I am 100% certain that he has ADHD, and while I'm not too keen on medicating a nearly 3 y/o I'm thinking it might be the best option, if its even an option? Something needs to be done, his behavior is NOT a typical toddlers behavior. I've worked in preschools and I cannot remember any child acting out this much.
I need tips, advice, something to help me get through this with him. I want him to just be able to commnicate with me and tell me wahts wrong or what he wants (he can sign more & say that he wants juice or cheese [eat]).
Thanks for reading, sorry this is a novel.