Daycare provider

I have a little girl who can change personality at any given moment. She turns into this violent, crazed child.


She will spit in my face, cuss me out using words no 4 year old should know, slap, hit, and bite me. She will scream at the top of her lungs for hours straight. She is very destructive during these tantrums. Her whole face seems to change. Then she can completely turn it off. Her mother took her to the doctor and they said it was normal for her to through tantrums.

I've been working with children her age for many years and these tantrums are unlike any I've ever seen. Sometimes it can go away for several weeks then come back times 10. Should we be concerned? I really don't feel like anything bad is going on at home. She has been with me for a long time, and her sister is nothing like this. I really care about the family, but don't know how much more I can take.

Dear daycare provider

It is never normal for a child to spit and curse in such a way, slap ,hit , bite or otherwise behave aggressively for long periods of time.

I would recommend that you consider encouraging the family to take the child for some counseling to get help with her anger.

You also may consider that 1) doctors are frequently wrong in my experience about these kinds of issues 2) the family may not have given the doctor the full range of behaviors you are describing.


Good luck to you!!!!!!!


This Website is Not Intended to Give Medical Advice
The contents of this website such as text, graphics, and other material are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, or other qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of Content found on this Website.

If you have a medical emergency or 911 immediately.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Bipolar Toddler Symptoms? Ask the Expert.

Check out our online facebook support community for parents of kids with mood disorder. 

Medical information obtained from our website is not intended as a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a healthcare provider.

Search my site with google custom search!

Schedule and appointment below. 

Schedule online now

Please subscribe to my newsletter for interesting information in your inbox related to mental health issues.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Kristen Mcclure Newsletter .

Search this site for whatever you are looking for!