When is ‘normal toddler behaviour’ not normal??
I have a 2.2 year old DS (been with us for 13months). The foster carer expressed her concerns over his behaviour from 9 months old and there has always been talk of ADHD but given his age there is no possibility of a diagnosis. He has changed over 12 months and is sleeping better, is generally happier and appears to be forming good attachments.
However I remain concerned about his behaviour. Many of the issues could be put down to normal toddler behaviour but my gut tells me it’s something more. Compared to his peers, his ‘toddlerness’ just seems more extreme.
If I list his challenging behaviours, they tick all the boxes of a toddler but there is something more....nursery find him a challenge too and he now spends a lot of time playing outside away from his peers. I Never take him to play dates or toddler groups because it usually ends in tears (other children - not him).
I’ve started taking him to a local charity for Bowen Therapy but that’s only 30 minutes a week. I’m becoming a recluse because it’s easier to stay at home!
Does anyone have any experience of this type of extreme toddler behaviour and anything I can try??