April - posted on 03/12/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
My 2 1/2 year old son has a temper like NO OTHER! I am concerned that it is not the typical terrible 2's that every one keeps assuring me it is. It has gotten so bad that I am afraid to take him anywhere because of the scene that will most likely come with it. When he does not get what he wants he throws terrible fits. So bad that it gets EVERYONE'S attention. He is very good at throwing himself on the floor screaming, kicking, hitting and even throwing things. Just to give an example, I took him for a walk... we got about 2/3 of the way home and he decided he wanted to go the other way. When I tried to direct him to keep walking, he threw himself down in the street screaming, when i picked him up, he started hitting and got so mad, he bit the crud out of my lip! A few days later at a doctors appointment, he decided he wanted to go "bye bye" and spent the entire time (almost an hour) throwing himself on the floor screaming and kicking. Throwing things at me AND the doctor... there was NOTHING i could do. I knew that EVERYONE in the office could hear him the entire time, and even the doctor seemed to be dumbfounded by his behavior. She suggested that I have him evaluated for ADHD, but in the same breath told me there is nothing they can do for it if he is. I do not know what to do anymore. I am afraid to go anywhere! People tend to look at me like I am a horrible mother for having such an out of control child. I cant express how angry he gets, how long his fits last or how mean he can get! I have tried everything i can think of! I could use some advice!!