Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom... | 2009-04-16


Please advise?...

My 2year old has had a complete change in his behaviour for about 2months now. He refuses to eat at home, when you try to " force feed"  he' ll make him self vomit, he screams at us, he will throw he' s tanrums from the moment I pick him up from school until he goes to bed tonight. Who ever he may walk past he hit' s or pinches?? My Baby was never like this, this is only a couple of points, he' s is the same at school, what can I do to shape my son back,and the fact that he refuses to eat, is a great concern to me.

Expert's Reply



Your son appears to be very unhappy at his school.To show his unhappiness he is having temper tantrums and is hitting you. You need to stop this behaviour immediately. Be firm with him and speak in a clear voice. Just tell him to stop if he starts hitting you. If he persists then walk out of the room and close the door. Do not let him out until he stops crying. The same with aay temper tantrum. Simply walk away and only return when he stops. Do not force feed him. Put his food in front of him. He must feed himself. If he does not eat simply take the food away. He will soon start eating. Do not look at him while he is eating, just let him get on with feeding himself.

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Posted by: rensche | 2009-04-16

i am happy to know that i am not the only one with this problem my 3 year old son is doing the same thing. he spits at us and hit us and he is also biting the other kids at his creche. he used to be such a good kid, i thought it is because we just had our second child, and that he feels a bit insecure even though he gets exactly the same amount of attention as before... i hope the advice the prof gives you will help me too!

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