My 3 yr old DS has been acting out really bad the last couple weeks. Hitting a lot and also hitting himself when he gets in trouble. He has been written up twice at daycare this week and in trouble 2-3 more times as well. When he is at home and hit's himself I grab his hands and tell him not to do that and explain why. If it continues I place him in timeout.
I talked to the teacher at daycare and she said none of the kids hit themselves besides him. She is also worried because he is usually the most behaved at daycare. This behavior is very unusual for him and has be concerned. It's been going on just over a week now. Nothing has changed in his routine besides maybe my brother moving back t town. he has bipolar but I am with my kids at all times when they see him and my brother doesn't acted out around my kids. He lives with my dad so I have no choice to bring them around him when my kids want to see Papa.
I've made an appointment for his doctor next week but figured I will get advice here as well.
Maybe something is happening at daycare like another kid is making him frustrated. Are there any new kids in his class? What has the class been working on lately? Can you pop in unannounced to take a peek at him & see what is going on? Are they doing construction there? is it very loud? Is he sleeping? Have you given him anything new to eat? New vitamins? (I gave my Son new vitamins & in a day he was anxious & hyper). Are they giving him anything to eat extra at school? Has the Teacher been yelling lately??
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:33 AM on Mar. 29, 2013
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Answer by girlwithC at 9:46 AM on Mar. 29, 2013
A lot of kids go thru things like this around this age. They still can't completely verbalize their frustrations & so they act out. They have to be taught other safer ways to handle their frustrations. The sleeping pattern change you mentioned could be caused by any number of things & could also be contributing to his outbursts. Hopefully between you, the teacher & his Dr., you can come up with a plan to help him. Hang in there. GL :)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:35 AM on Mar. 29, 2013
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Answer by girlwithC at 9:49 AM on Mar. 29, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 4:59 PM on Mar. 29, 2013
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