Behavior Issues help!

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Behavior Issues help!
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 10:28pm

My son was recently diagnosed with SPD and along with it has a lot of food issues/allergies and candida, skin rashes etc.  In a lot of ways I'm very fortunate he doesn't have any other type of issues.  However, we are in a downward cycle with him right now and I just feel like nobody understands.  I feel like when he has major fits that other moms look at me like I'm a terrible mom and that he has behavior issues.  I just don't know how to deal with him, the past couple of days he hasn't taken a nap which has escalated his behaviors and he screams in this evil sounding voice and shakes his crib back and forth in his room until I let him out which yesterday I gave in after 30 mins and today after an hour (only because he fell out of his crib).  I mentioned to a friend of mine that it was a rough day with him and she said you know I've heard you say that a lot before, but when I see him he acts just like any other 2 year old does.  I don't know why but this really bothers me.  I feel like people don't understand what I'm going through and like I'm going a little bit crazy.  But anyways I was just hoping to see maybe somebody else who could relate?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 3:58pm
(((HUGS))) That's so frustrating! They think that dealing with normal 2 year old behavior means that they can relate but they really can't, and their comments don't help one bit. It's very tough raising a child with special needs, and unless you've gone through it before, you really have no idea how hard it can be. Try to hand in there, you know your child better than anyone else.