Worried and at my wits end!!!! please help!
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|Wed, 01-12-2011 - 10:00pm|
Hi everyone my name is Rania and I have a 23month old DS who is a handful to say the least.... here's a little background on him: He can be the sweetest most affectionate little boy. He hates seeing people hurt... if I stub my toe, etc and wince, he is all over me making sure I'm ok. He is very smart for his age and extremely aware. Currently, I work from home but have my mom come over to help watch him so he's not in daycare yet. He pretty much co-sleeps with DH and me simply because we fell into this trap early on and can't get out of it.
Here is what has me worried the most:
When he's having a tantrum, which occurs about 10 times a day, whenever he doesn't get what he wants he gets EXTREMELY violent. He throws things, slams doors, and the worst thing is he hits himself across the face so much and so hard. When he is frustrated with us, he will also hit us. He even gets to the point where he gags himself and makes himself throw up. We've tried "ignoring" it and walking away, that doesnt work, and makes it worse. We've tried being stern and telling him not to hit himself or others, but again, that doesn't work. What do we do? Is this normal???? I brought it up months ago to the pediatrician and he said it was and for us to just ignore him when he acts up...