Brittany - posted on 07/30/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is eight years old and we have been dealing with "meltdowns" since she was about two. It has been an unfortunate roller coaster that has taken it's toll on everyone. I haven't been able to find help anywhere or her pediatrician. One doctor actually had the nerve to tell me that she was just a brat!
Anything and everything can bring a meltdown. The meltdowns consist of screaming, yelling, hitting others, hitting herself, hitting objects, saying mean things, cursing, wishing harmful things on others. These meltdowns always very though. They don't always consist each one each time. She does a CRAZY obsession with Ancient Egypt and Government History. All she is focused on right now is becoming the President. When we go to the bookstore or library, she will only grab books that are of those two topics. Her motor skills aren't the best. She just kind of got the handle of throwing a ball but she still throws it awkwardly. Her running is very off. Hand writing isn't the best but her age might play a role in that. She holds her ears all the time as if her surroundings are too loud or bothersome. I noticed that she has a hard time making eye contact with a lot of people or she will stare at them from a distance. She has very few friends. When she plays with the outside kids, she always talks about how they're being mean, or telling her what to do. She complains about them a lot. She feels the need to feel like the authority figure in some situations or she'll say things that a child shouldn't be, I should.
So if some other mother's could give me their opinion, I would greatly appreciate it.