Mell - posted on 04/17/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have a 2 year old son, he will be 4 this august and is currently at nursery.
I need some advice though on his behaviour!
When its just me, his dad and him he is usually very well behaved although he has his moments.
If you tell him off or say he cant have something he wants he will grow at you! (no idea where he got this from) and pull the meanest face, he does it when hes playing with other children aswell, if they arent playing his game properly etc hell get really angry about it.
If i put him into a time out he will start crying/ screaming/growling at me and if its particullarly bad hell grab at me, hit me he even gets so wound up he started shaking, grabbed my arm and started trying to bite me.
Ive had to put him in his room for TO and he threw books at me barracaded the door and started throwing himself into it whilst i was half way out of it.
He also wets himself when he gets told off or put into timeout.
Hes been in trouble at nursery once for pushing a girl over because she wanted the same toy as him and then another time for punching a child in the face giving him a bleeding lip also because he didnt want to share what he had.
His teachers say hes a lovely boy though, which he is.
He got into a fight with another boy older than him once whilst we were out at one of those indoor adventure places when he was 2 and a half, My nephew came out and told me but when i went in there the childs mother was shouting at my son and swearing at him!
People often think my son is atleast 5 years old because he is so big for his age.
It seems he only has problem withs kids his own age or older really, he loves younger children and adores babys always wanting to cuddle them and following them around.
Hes always running about jumping off things, he is constantly falling over he trips over his own feet sometimes when hes walking he broke one of his front teeth from throwing himself off a table.
No one can tell him off without him constantly screaming for me even if i tell him off hell grab me and start crying/screaming.
Ive had people tell me i should get him tested for adhd etc, but my mum who aparrently he is perfect around says its all because i dont spend enough time with him! which is not true at all, my younger brother had ADHD and his behaviour was much worse according to my mum but he was great with my nan.
You would think i starve him also because he's always hungry! Anyones house we go to one of the first things he will say is 'Im hungry' then go off looking for food even if he just had dinner! .
When he isnt having these moments, hes a lovely boy hes kind, smart has a great vocabulary, hes very imaginative and independent! Hell make his own cereal and juice etc, and he is great at dinner times he is not fussy at all hes a joy to be around but its just his 'bad' behaviour thats letting him down.
Sorry if ive gone on a bit :)
Has anyone got any advice? Im running out of things to try x