My 5.5 yo DS is really hard work. He has a lot of problems dealing with his emotions. In particularly anger and frustration. He has a complete meltdown when he is told no, can't do something or gets cross with someone. He screams, yells, throws things then usually ends up crying. I try to calmly talk to him but he hates it an pushes me away. I have tried time outs, taking things away etc when he behaves badly but it makes no difference.
Today has been an extra tiring day as he has been grumpy and aggressive all day. I seriously think there is something wrong with him and think he should see someone but I don't know where to start. He has maturity and social behaviour problems as well which was picked up in kindy and he had some occupational therapy but it made no difference.
I have to tread carefully all day with him and be careful when I see him heading towards a meltdown. My husband can't understand why I am trying to talk to him etc and get him to express how he feels with words and just thinks he needs a firm hand (which I am against).
Any thought, ideas or help appreciated