Pls help. Is this all normal 18mo behaviour?
My DS is a huge handful, has been from day 1. He's so demanding of me all the time. He has not one ounce of patience at all. If we pull up somewhere he is already screaming and arching his back to get out of the car seat, its so frustrating.
He's always moody and... I don't know how to put it, just moans and groans I guess but really loudly and over nothing. Why can't he relax and be more chilled out. How do I teach him to chill and relax.
i took hime to an osteo recently and said he is highly stressed out. It worries me that a toddler is stressed. If he doesn't get his own way or I say no, he either bangs his head on the floor or if I'm holding him he'll hit himself in the head repeatedly. One mum was laughing at him/me in public the other day as DS had a meltdown and was uncontrollable and hitting himself. It made me upset.
he is incredibly strong willed, has been from day 1. I just need tips to handle a strong willed child in toddler years.
He only seems happy maybe 60% of the day. The other times its cranky, tantrums, crying, fussy etc. he is sooooo hard. He doesn't like toys, so I can't keep him occupied on his own, I need to occupy him and be with him. If I leave him for 5 mins on his own he gets up to no good and in Mischief (he is a climber). He's never been a kid to sit and play with toys which is a shame as he owns half of toys r us lol.
I'm not worried about his iq as i believe he is very smart. Has around 20-25 words already. Can pour water from one cup to another in the bath rarely spilling a drop. Has always been ahead of his milestones particularly gross motor skills.
Please help me, I loose my patience at him all the time, he is hard work. i need him to chill out. Any advice appreciated. Thanks