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|Thu, 05-22-2003 - 3:11pm|
I know I'm just fishing for any answers with my 3yo. He definitely is unstable in his moods--but he doesn't have the so-called "rages" that everyone talks about. My son goes thru "bad" days and "normal" days--(which aren't even "good" days). He will go thru about a 4-5 days cycle of everything sets him off and he will either be hitting, kicking, biting, or in time-out. He has never thrown a fit for very long----about 1-5 minutes. But within minutes--something else will set him off again. So he appears to be throwing fits ALL day long. Those are his "bad" days. His "normal" days are occas time-outs thruout the day for being aggressive or not listening. Climbs the counters, tips over chairs, has to make constant noise. But he will sit down and watch TV or color---if that's what he wants to do. Never plays with any toys. Plays with only non-toy items----strings, belts, cords, ropes. He will play with those for hours if given to him. He will listen occas and actually not explode when asked to do something or told no. Very loving and polite.
We have an appt in June to rule-out any autism.
I'm just trying to learn more about every disorder so I can be prepared if something really is going on with him.
As for family history---it's all on my dh's side. We are thinking that dh was/is undiagnosed ADD. His cousin is bipolar, his grandma is OCD, he has 2 cousins with LD's, an aunt who is an alcoholic, and some suicide in there somewhere.