Emily - posted on 02/19/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am so glad I found this group. My 2 1/2-year-old's behavior is incredibly difficult to manage. She has seen an OT who says it's Sensory Processing Disorder, a pediatric neurologist who swears she's Bipolar (which I am, so naturally he assumes), and a behavioral pediatrician who eluded to ADHD. Seriously? At 2 1/2?
She is routinely sent home from preschool early for hitting, screaming, scratching, and being destructive in her activities. At home she is so hyperactive that by 7:00 when she goes to bed, I can't stay awake anymore.
Being bipolar makes me terrified that I will pass the disorder on, so I'm much more sensitive to her out of control behavior. I watched something on Dateline about kids on psychotropics. It made me so sad. If she ends up with a mental illness, it will break my heart... -Emily