My 3yr old possible bipolar child
My daughter is 3yrs old and can be as sweet as an angel but within seconds can act as the devil. It's hard trying to go places because I don't know how she is going to act. She seems to be highly irritated and no matter what I do as punishment she doesn't care. She pulls her hair out, destroys whatever is in sight, clenches her teeth together, screams and hits me. At night time she gets energetic and happy and doesn't want to sleep. When she does fall asleep she has night terrors and screams and yells and sometimes sleep walks through the house with tantrums. It is hard to get her up in the morning and most of the time she is a grouch. Everything has to be her way or no way. I have a 5 year old son who never has acted this way. As her mother I know something just isn't right. I took her to her pediatrician and she destroyed the room we were in at the doctors office and kept telling me she hated me. She also stripped all of her clothes off. She seems to do this with every tantrum. Everything bothers her. THe seat belt in the car, her clothes have to be just right, etc. It's just hard because sometimes she can go with friends or family and be so sweet. They say oh nothing is wrong with her. It seems that no one understands. But I am the one who sees all this the most and I know it's not "normal" toddler behavior. I'm so stressed and just don't know what to do. I don't want to have to dope her up on medications but it is impossible to deal with.
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