Toddler in trouble

by Tammy P
(Las Vegas, NV)

I have guardianship of my nieces 2 children. I have had them since birth and they do have contact with their mother.



I am concerned about Noah. He is 4 and I have had problems with him since he was very little.


I took him to the early intervention center here and had them test him for delays and autism. At the end of their evaluations, all they came up with he is developmentally delayed. He is so smart! His teachers say he is ahead of his pre-K class on alot of the things they just started learning.

He picks things up very fast.
He didn't start talking until he was almost 3 and he has always shown alot of aggression. He refused to sleep in a room by himself. He would wake up and come to my room, when I took him back to his room, he would wake up again and keep coming back. He started biting around 1 1/2. No discipline seemed to work on him. He was even kicked out of Sunday school for biting a little girl. He hits, beats up on his little sister and I am afraid he will seriously hurt her or another child.

He is CONSTANTLY getting into things he knows he isn't supposed to, even after warning him to stay away from it. He completely ignores you. It's almost as if when he is looking for something to get into he cannot hear you.


He will have tantrums over what seems like nothing sometimes and other times, he will start doing something just to get you mad.


He has had severe separation anxiety since he was about 6 months old. It is just starting to ebb.
Other times, he is so loving and tender.


He gets nothing but rave reviews from his teacher telling me how wonderful he is in his preschool. His bus driver says he is the most well behaved on her route.


His grandmother is bi-polar and I believe that his mother may be also(Mother isn't diagnosed). His mother is Developmentally delayed, Mildly Mentally Retarded and Severe ADHD.

Hi Tammy

You don't have a question posted here, so I'm assuming you were just sharing your story. I thank you for this as there are a great deal of people who can benefit from knowing they aren't alone with the troubles they have with their children.

There are so many things that could be going on with Noah! I would take him to a psychologist and take him again and again until someone you talk to makes sense in articulating to you what is going on with your nephew!!

He is very lucky to have someone who is searching for services to get him help. We are very lucky to have people like you to step in and help children when their parents are unable to care for them.

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Nov 06, 2015
Help NEW
by: Anonymous

Let's assume you're tending to your very own concerns when you see a little child in the city around evening time standing there pay for writing my paper . Ounting on human instinct this trick is going to make you mull over hurrying to the guide of a youngster in need.

May 07, 2009
Thank You
by: Tammy

Thanks! I can use all I can get because lately it has been getting worse!
We are trying to find somewhere here to take him to get another evaluation and checked for bi-polar and ADHD. I believe that his mother did some drugs and alcohol while pregnant but it has never been brought up as an issue when Imention it.
Thanks again! and you are also in our prayers!!

May 07, 2009
God Bless You
by: debby/oklahoma

I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am helping my son with his little boy (whom he has full custody of) since age 6 months. He has some of the same troubles you are describing, My heart just breaks that his mother did this to him, He is a drug baby, We are trying to get help any where we can. But, wanted you to know I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for you.

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