Hi Everyone. This is my first forum post so please excuse any rookie mistakes.
I have a two year old daughter. She is the youngest of three and probably over the last year we have noticed aggressive behaviour in her.
Her prominent syptoms would be
-non verbal (maybe says 10 words, I've heard her say things like "strawberry" after I offer her one but she has never said it again even after numerous prompts.
- still doesn't sleep well at night. Gets up anywhere between 2-5 times a night. I've recently given into co sleeping because I can't bear anymore screaming
- aggressive. We all basically tip toe around her. If she hears "no" she becomes angry, can hit, scream, bite. Occasionally her eyes narrow and she talks at you in this aggressive mumble.
-hitting. In the middle of happy play, or just out of nowhere she can come and hit us, sometimes with her hands and sometimes with objects
-can be quite clumsy (although all my kids are, clearly get that from me)
-she is always coming up to me (never talking) looks for any finger she can find and drags me places. 95% to the pantry. I try and help her but she is either fixed on something she can't have (like stock cubes) or she doesn't really want anything at all but that's a lengthy process of elimination.
-my daughter is so particular about cutting her own food and heaven forbid if I try and open a banana for her or peel a mandarin when she knows fair well she can do it herself.
Okay after that essay of the negative here's a lot of things that don't fall into the category of Sensory Processig Disorder (which is what has been suggested to me)
-she does not like the weighted vest or being bear hugged (deep pressure type thing)
-she's not sensitive to noise or textures
-for the most part she's quite good with her motor skills (cuts her own food).
-can be quite friendly to new people and even turns on the charm
Well there you go. I really appriciate everyone's time for reading this and if anyone has had the same experience or has any advice or theories I would love to hear from you!
Thanks so much!
-Anxious Mumma bear