Samantha - posted on 04/01/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm very worried about my two year old son who's becoming more and more hyper as the days go by. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Up until one week ago, I had a very strict dinner time, bath time and bed time routine. He's never slept much throughout the night and still wakes up at least once but he thrives on this routine. Last week I had an accident and threw my back out and now have a slipped disc in my back. It's extremely painful and has rendered me immobile. Since then, my sons routine has not been the same since it's my husband or other family members who are taking care of him. Lately he's not sleeping on time for his naps or bed time and tonight we put him to bed at his regular time and it's now past 2 am and he's literally bouncing off the walls, jumping,laughing, banging his head, biting, it's unbelievable. I have no idea where this energy and aggression has come from but it's very worrying and upsetting bc this is not like him. He's been acting out so much this past week and defying and challenging us whenever we say no or punish him. I'm so exhausted and feeling angry bc this back pain isn't helping the situation and my son just won't rest or settle down or listen and we don't know what to do. My husband has just taken him for a drive, hopefully he falls asleep. On a side note, he has not had any sugar, he's never had chocolate or candy yet, and I dilute his juices. He has healthy meals and I try to provide all food groups every day. He drinks whole milk before bed. I feel like I'm failing as a parent and that he might be developing ADHD. I'm so worried. Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks.