My daughter is 20 months, and has been seeing hr father twice a month for a little over a year now. For the entire time, however, she becomes violent the following day starting as soon as she gets up until sometime the following day! Her nowmal tantrums last all of 2 minutes, and are very very mild. On the days after she sees her father, however, tantrums turn into sometimes 20 minutes of sceraming, hitting, throwing things AT people (yes, she aims for you), deliberately possitioning herself to slam against a wall or the table, and throws herself on the floor. She rarely has moments of total giggly happiness (which is her normal self every other day of the month) and is just not herself. It's as though for 1 to 2 days after she visits with him, I have a completely different child!
Any ideas what's going on? I want to take her to a psychologist just in case, but will they even take a child who isn't yet 2?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
First, I think psychologists are trained in specific areas for a reason. I think there are probably specialists who, upon a court order possibly, may need to observe her with your husband and possibly with you to see drastic behavioral changes for themselves. If she cannot talk (as my 20 month old cannot), she can't tell someone enough to understand why the problems are occurring.
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