Allison - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 2 year old son spends 98% of the time with me..alone. I am starting to see some things that are worrying me like the emotional roller coaster he's been on. I am aware of the terrible two's just wondering if this is normal..considering the anxiety they start t o feel. My son does spend time with his other family about once a month or once every other month but i started to cut down on those because he cries to the point of vomiting if I leave. Sometimes if I leave him in one room to go into another (like to put clothes away or a load in the washing machine) he starts screaming and crying to a point where he's inconsolable. I don't know what to do. Its so bad that because of this I haven't been able to take away his bottle AT ALL *he still wakes up at night for it at least once*, He wont sleep in his toddler bed AT ALL unless hes so tired he doesn't realize whats going on and he;s NEVER SLEPT IN IT A FULL NIGHT. I'm starting to potty train and it's frustrating because he refuses to go to the potty if he's having these fits and starts to scream to me that he wants his diapers. The crying goes on for at least an hour and a half if I don't find a way to stop it (which means giving in) I am scared that if i stop giving in he will develop an emotional problem or something I have NEVER ever seen anything like it. I am going away tomorrow to visit family for a few weeks for the summer and I'm having anxiety that he'll be 110x worse than he is now. I feel like this is getting bad because i'm starting to feel restricted with the things I can do.... Is anyone else experiencing this kind of situation? I feel horrible that i don't have anyone to rely on to be the "bad" cop ...I have to be both..I mean ...I just feel a little overwhelmed..some advice on discipline would be helpful. Everyone keeps saying just take control of the situation your the parent..but how do I do that when he's freaking out so bad...I'm scared the neighbors might call the cops his crying is so loud and screeching.