3 year old is making me miserable. Why??

Dani - posted on 04/30/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is 3 years 2 months old. He hardly sleeps. He regularly stays up until midnight. When he is told it is bedtime he has horrible meltdowns. He shrieks, hits, breaks things. We live in an apartment complex and he is so loud the neighbors pound on our door to complain. One time when I turned the tv off and started settling him down for bed he threw my tablet across the room so hard it cracked the screen. He has temper tantrums around the clock. I only sleep from about 1am to 6:30, he frequently wakes up when he hears my husband going to work. I am tired all day, everyday.

He hardly talks. He usually only says 1 or two words at a time. He is in Early Special Ed. He doesn't have autism or any obvious disabilities that any doctors or teachers have been able to diagnose. He is so violent and uncommunitive, however, that normal preschool would be a disaster. He was rejected from HeadStart and placed in Early Special Ed. It is only twice a week for 2 hours. It is the only freedom and peace I get.

Taking him places is a nightmare. He hits other kids almost every time we are around kids, he runs away from me, tries to run into streets. At the store he knocks everything off shelves, even while sitting in the cart. All my furniture and belongings have been destroyed by him. Cell phone, tablet, chargers, pretty much anything of mine he is able to get ahold of.

I am sleep deprived, miserable, bored, yet overwhelmed every single day. I basically look forward to bedtime all day. I feel like I'm going to have a meltdown. When I take him places people are horrified by him. His pediatrician said if he isn't getting better from the early Special ed program that they want to send him to the Children's hospital 3 hours away for testing. I can't take it. Every day is a struggle, but I don't know why he acts this way. I try so hard to be a good mom. But I never imagined it to be like this. It isn't fair. I am so overwhelmed. Help :(

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