Why must Cias fight me??Long.....

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Why must Cias fight me??Long.....
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 12:04am
Naptime, bedtime, mealtime, playtime, getting in the car, everything!!! HE fights me! He has developed this sudden hatred of his stroller (strange for a child who used to LOVE going for walks). He has suddenly developed a sudden hatred of any loud noise. When I try to put him down for a nap, he screams his head off until I let him get down and play instead. I can't take this anymore. I feel that he is now old enough to cry in his crib w/o me feeling too guilty about it, but I still don't like it. Today he screamed for an hour-in his crib & in my arms-because he was tired but refused to go to sleep. I can't take this anymore!!!!!! He is just getting over a nasty stomach flu and I kind of spoiled him while he was sick (hello, the poor guy was puking all over me-what was I going to do, let him scream too?) If I am not playing with him or talking to him every second he has a fit. I can't even get up to go the kitchen (which is open and attatched to the living room) with out him having a fit. I don't know what to do. I just let him cry, but then I lose my patience and get upset-which upsets him even more. HHEEELLPPPPP! I'm losing my mind! When we tell him not to do something, he either screams or bites(he'll bite anything-people, chairs, clothes...whatever is around)...

What can I do?? I don't want him to grow up angry.. How can he have "anger issues" at 11.5 months old?

TIA, a frustrated Janice & angry Cias-4/13/02

ps. I also posted this on the April '02 playgroup board

Janice M. cps tech and mommy to Cias (4/13/02), forever rf in his Britax Marathon.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 2:35pm
Hi Janice - I probably won't be able to offer any real advice, but wanted to let you know that a couple of things caught my eye in your post - sounds like he has some separation anxiety, with not wanting to let you out of his sight. This could be part of the naptime problem as well. Could you lie down with him until he goes to sleep? I know its time consuming but he might be comforted knowing you are right there next to him. The other thing I noticed was that he hates loud noises - that's something I'd call the doctor about. Especially since its something that wasn't happening before. Anyway, hope this helps a little and good luck!

Beth and Matty