Ashley - posted on 06/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My little boy is five. I realize that this age can be...rambunctious. But I really worry that my son is more so than other children his age. He is constantly jumping and climbing on furniture, shelving, boxes, and the like. I really truly cannot turn my back on him for one second without finding something either messy or damaged...or that he has run out the door and to the neighbor's house without permission. At times when he is being watched by someone else, I get comments like "he was a perfect angel" or "he was no trouble at all". This is extremely frustrating, since at home with me it seems he can't behave for any length of time. He is easily frustrated...small things lead to meltdowns. I am a 26-year-old single mother and his father lives on the other side of the country and has no contact with him. Additionally, I work two jobs and I just don't get to spend much time with him anymore. By the time I do get home, it's a monumental effort just to keep calm with him after a long shift or two.
Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated like I can't express. I love him so much. It kills me to think that he might act this way his entire life...or worse, that I could do something about it that I'm not doing. Please help!