DS is 5, turning 6 in October. He has been a challenge for a long while. And I'd describe him as sensitive. But in recent months, he's began to shout or scream high pitched at the top of his lungs when he doesn't get his own way, and it can escalate into full on meltdowns. I literally can't do anything at this stage, if I try to put him in his room away from his little sisters who are scared, he just runs out screaming at me or throws things at the back of the door if I hold it shut.
These incidents commonly happen over little things like when he asks for more food on the way out the door to school and I say all he can have is a piece of fruit due to time!!!
Also, he's become very disrespectful in the way he talks to me (not always but often) and a lot of his talking is done in a raised, angry voice.
He has some social anxiety around talking to adults, even well known ones, and his main triggers are around food (what he isn't allowed at a particular time, or not knowing what he wants to eat), and also as he wakes early each day, by 5:30am, I believe a lot is tiredness.
He had tonsils and adenoids out last year and grommets inserted, which helped his behaviour improve for a little while. He was found to be anaemic a few months ago so started him on iron supplements.
Just wondering if anything else could be going on? I keep wondering about allergy testing (as a blood test picked up abnormal white cell count in the part that's related to an allergy), or maybe something to do with vision that's undetected. But don't know if I'm clutching at straws and it's just bad parenting. Feel so guilty.
He's doing well at school and his behaviour is good there, it's just at home. 😢
I've booked in to see a family therapist/child psychologist in a couple of weeks. Just posting to see if anyone has any thoughts because I'm just worried about him and really need to find a way to help him.