My son just turned 4. Theres no easy way to say it other then he's been awful this past year, and it just keeps getting worse. He yells, screams, hits everyone (including me), scratches, throws things break things, and makes every activity a chore. It's not even just when he don't want to do something, he will just haul off & punch someone for no reason at all. I've done everything under the sun to get him to act right, time outs, taking toys away, not letting him watch t.v. sending him to bed without dinner, talking (lots of talking). He never can answer why he does what he does. He even went to stay with his dad for a few days 'cause our other child who's 5, I felt like she was being negleted 'cause I spend so much time trying to get him to calm down that I don't get to spend enough time with her.
But I've made an appointment for him to see a mental health professional, were going next week. I'm just sure he must have some kinds of disorder or something, but I'm kind of afraid of the medication's that they may put him on. I'm scared that they will just want to medicate him when I really wanna get to the root of the problem, if medication is needed that's fine I just wanna be sure. One place I called immediatly asked if I wanted him on medication, I was like Not really he's only 3 why would I? The dr were going to see has good reviews and hopefully won't want to first put him on medication. Just any advice on the situation would be helpful. Thank you.
And I already feel like an awful mom, so if your going to say something rude please keep it to yourself. I'm just at my wits end, I don't know what else I can do and really nervous about him going and what will happen.
Answer by BaileysMom476 at 2:43 PM on Apr. 17, 2011
Answer by loudnproud87 at 3:20 PM on Apr. 17, 2011
Answer by frogdawg at 7:16 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Look at what you are feeding him. He may have a food allergy. My DS acts like how you described when he has something with red 40 in it.
Answer by Shaylyn318 at 9:29 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
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