April - posted on 04/09/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
I am having a very hard time controlling my 2 1/2 yr old son! He attacks his 2 older sisters for no reason at all. Its almost as if he gets a kick out of pulling their hair, biting them. clawing up their faces and hitting them with toys. He also will hit, kick, bite, pinch and scratch me when he is not getting his way... usually when we are leaving somewhere he doesn't want to leave. I have gotten to the point that I am scared to take him anywhere! I know that it is inevitable that he is going to scream and throw a fit (while beating the tar out of me) when he either isn't getting what he wants or is not ready to leave. This is NOT an understatement when I say he is OUT OF CONTROL! I love him so much and he can be so sweet and so very loving... but then out of the blue, has "sissy" crying because he decided to scratch up her face while she is quietly reading her book. I don't know what to do anymore. I have tried every thing I can think of. I have read parenting books, tried time outs, taking things away from him, YELLING, calmly telling him no, explaining why these things are wrong and even spanking. When I am out in public I know that people are looking down on me because I cannot control my toddler, but I don't know what to do!! Again, most of the physically aggression towards his sisters is for NO REASON at all.... his aggression towards me is more because of anger or frustration.
I am going back to work in a couple of months and am very worried that he will be kicked out of any daycare he goes into. (Not to mention the fact that other children can/will be hurt by him)
Has anyone else been through this or have any advice???