Danielle - posted on 04/14/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
Since my daughter was two years old she has hidden food all over the house, colored on walls, took things that did not belong to her even stole from a store, threw fits when she didn't get her way all ur fairly typical stuff for a two year old,but it continues even now. The food thing started with junk Halloween ,parade candy etc. when I put a stop to that being allowed in the house it didn't stop it was whatever she could get her hands on, I have gone from child locks now to key locks on my fridge,pantry,& cabinets. I sleep with the keys under my pillow on fri nights other wise sat morning she helps herself. I have to check her room & bathroom constantly to look for food, she eats all the time mostly she plays with the stuff she hides. Her doc doesn't know why?
But it doesn't stop there she never follows directions, rules any of it we have always had the same rules yet she never follows them, my husband and I just spent $2000 dollars to re paint & replace floor in our bedrooms because of the food, coloring, peeing on floor , poking holes in walls, hiding her bloody tissues from a bloody nose all over.
At school she follows rules never get in trouble but doesn't pay attention or try to do her work correctly, she is failing second grade she has had three tutorers this year who all wonder why she is there cause she is always ahead. She is super sensitive when a classmate looks at her wrong she freaks out getting so worked up she make her self sick & has to come home ,when she doesn't want to do something or is having a bad day she fakes sick makes herself puke or cries so much they send her home & bitch at me for sending her to school sick. Over all she disrupts normal life& cause a lot of issues with in the family. I have constant meeting with school about her grades, & her episodes as they are now called by everyone, seen doctors ran tests for every physical Thing imaginable even they say she does it to her self but no one knows why. Are lives are fairly boring so I don't know what this is about. She has been tested for different learning issues but everything is always fine. I have tried every punishment you can think of over the years but nothing puts a stop to it nothing. Now her four year old brother is parroting her but even he gets in trouble & doesn't do it agin. She talks & acts like a baby a rude baby & is down right distructive when she is mad my house is proof of that financially it is killing us to keep fixing things & it's always big things& to buy food so the rest of us can eat. I have seen therapist the works but everyone claims she is a normal shy but normal healthy seven year old . I just don't get it. I can't work myself or go to school outside home because no one will keep her& if they do I come home to a huge mess. I have tried everything I can think of to figure out why she behaves like this & stop it but no such luck. I finally star college at the end of the month online and I am scarred because if I'm not on top of her I always pay for it later. I'm sorry if this sounds mean its not ment to I love my daughter more than anything in the world but this has got to stop for her sake as well as the rest of the family's . I am hoping by putting this out there someone.Some where will have some advice some answers something I really need it.