Two year old is spitting in faces and slapping... Please Help!!
My name is Jessica and I have a wonderful two year old little boy who I love with all my heart. The problem is...
Lately, with Joshua, he is slapping people in the face, running up to them and punching them, spitting in our faces when we tell him no, kicking, and throwing tantrums constantly. And, by constantly, I mean he is throwing tantrums in the amount of 15-20 per day.
I know, you can't really give me a lot of advice without some background information...
So here's Joshua's routene. Normally, we try to have him in bed by 10PM at the latest; however for the past two months, he has refused to lay down or go to sleep until 4AM-6AM, and believe me, we are TRYING. We have tried the bathing/story routeine and so much more.
Joshua has always been a really good baby, suprisingly to me because his dad has ADHD and it is likely that Josh may have it as well. But lately, Josh is biting, kicking, screaming at the top of his lungs for like 20-30 minutes at a time, beating on us, literally.. he smacks us in the face, punches us, grabs our eyes and pinches and other things.
Josh is by no means exposed to violence and we monitor what is shown on our televisions. Apart from Barney, Calliou, Dora, and things like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars, there isn't much else played on our televisions.
Josh is given adequate play time daily. We even take him to McDonalds sometimes when it is empty so that he can run and play freely. (Our parks aren't the best in the world.)
But I'm at a end here, I don't know if this is normal or what to do, so I am turning here. I have changed his doctors multiple times because they brush his behavior off as normal and I do not believe it is completely normal and they tell me there's nothing they can do to see that he has ADHD until he is at least 5. Please help me, please!