I need some major help with my LO. He is 3 years 4 months and smart as a whip. He's learning to read already and enjoys normal preschool type activities. He's very imaginative and enjoys playing with other kids. He is very clingy with me. I'm homeschooling my 6 year old, and we go on lots of outings and get together with other kids. We are consistant with him with discipline, but he's just spiralling out of control. I'm hoping some of you have ideas for us to try before I get a referral to a child psychiatrist.
First off he is always into everything and is always tearing stuff up. I've taken him off the kitchen counters, off the toilet tank, and out of the kitchen cabinets where he was clinging about 5 feet up. And that was just yesterday.I watch him like a hawk, but he's like a stealth ninja or something. If he doesn't get his way he screams in my face, scratches me, and now he's started biting me. He gets time out either in the corner or in his room every time, but like I said it's gotten worse not better. He's also starting to hurt himself, like punch himself in the head or pull his hair. Today while we were shopping, he bit my hand because I wouldn't buy him a toy he wanted. I left my cart and walked out with him trying to scratch and bite me. When I took him out of the car at home, he flew at me and bit me hard enough on the thigh to draw blood. I sent him to his room where he did something to his eye, not sure what but it was all red. I put him on the couch where I could watch him and he went to sleep. He seems like he's extremely angry and I don't know why. It makes me so sad for him to go through life miserable. Any suggestions?