Emily - posted on 04/17/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son has always been a "runner" and opinionated and stubborn. He has always had a temper, but that's normal for a toddle trying to hold his own in his new world. About 3-4 days ago he stopped listening to me all together. When he would run away from me in public I used to be able to take him aside and calmly talk to him...he would give me eye contact as I would ask for it...then we would hug and it would be great for a little bit. In instances at home when he would do something he wasn't supposed to, I would do the same or put him in his room for a time out, and he would stay there then I would go get him and he would listen.
About 3 or 4 days ago none of this worked. He out of the blue kept screaming "no" and kept running away until chase him and basically hold a screaming and flailing boy. Nothing is working. He is hitting, and is SO ANGRY. I feel like he is possessed all of a sudden. We had the most loving relationship and I felt so close to him...now I cannot stop crying about it and feeling devastated. I know some tantrums are normal, but not sure what is going on.
I did go to his pediatrician yesterday and she is referring me to a child developmental center to make sure everything is okay. Can't get into see them for a week or 2 and as you mommas know, would like a little piece of mind in the mean time. Thanks mommas...I'm feeling really depressed and need support and hugs from other mommas.
Is this normal or have you dealt with this?