Kerry - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi everyone. I've never posted anything before. I have a son who is 14 months old. When he was 10 months old, his temper started to show. If he was frustrated, or we said no to him, he would clench his fists and scream in protest. This has now progressed into very aggressive behaviour. He doesn't throw tantrums as such. If he's frustrated, or if he doesn't get his own way, or if I say no, he bangs his head on the floor. If I see it coming and pick him up before he does it, he lashes out and hits me in the face. If he is picked up because I don't want him to go somewhere (eg outside at 5am in winter!), he head butts me. Not in the face, but that's because I hold him so he can't hurt me. Yesterday, he hurt one of the children at the day care he goes to. He ended up head butting him in the face and the little boys nose bled and he had a swollen lip. I was mortified! We are considering taking him to an OT for an assessment. Has anyone had similar problems, or taken their young toddlers to an OT before?