Posted by Nancy
on October 07, 2000 at 14:12:10:
My daughter is 3 and high functioning. Her behavior of late confuses me. Just a month ago, Goofy was her favorite character and couldn't get enough of him. I noticed she hadn't seen the video for awhile so I asked her if she wanted to watch it. She ran out of the room, screaming and yelling, no! When she finally calmed down I asked her if Goofy scared her. Her reaction was actually violen!. She started hitting, kicking and punching me. Her face turned beat red and she cried hysterically. She wouldn't speak to me for at least an hour and was very sullen. The same thing happened again when my husband said something to her. He was trying to get her to understand it's okay to be scared. She really upset us by saying she didn't love Daddy anymore and never wanted him to hug her again. She frequently becomes afraid of things she used to like but never reacted in a violent manner. Is this typical or is something else going on? I'm afraid she's going to turn into a violent child. I'd like to hear what someone thinks. Thanks to all who reply.