Posted by Angela
on February 18, 2000 at 12:46:21:
My son who just turned 5, is having some real behavioral problems. He is not in school yet and attends daycare
3 days a week, the other 2 days he is with his grandma for daycare. He has done some unexplainable things lately and I don't
know what to do. He has always been a pretty easy going kid, no major problems before.
Well, a while back at day care he flipped out about something small and screamed and kicked profusely.
Our other son who just turned 3 saw this and has been different at day care ever since. He cries a lot and usually is anti social.
Last week while my mother in law was watching my sons during the day, my older son was downstairs in a playroom and peeing on the
floor of her house. I was completely shocked at this. He had no explination except that he had to go real bad. He doesn't have toilet issues so I know
it was acting out for some reason. His behavior is not only affecting my husband and I, but our younger
son as well. Our daycare lady, whom we love, is at her wits end with both of my children. She says that they are both anti-social and never talk to her.
So we had a huge discussion with both boys about this and how they really needed to change their behavior. They both said that they would try.
Yesterday was the first day of the attempted "change". My older son did pretty well and my younger son still had a few crying bouts. Today I just found out
that my older son flipped out at daycare again. Something about putting some blocks away and he didn't want to.
My younger son had been doing fine and after he saw his brother flip out the daycare lady said he wouldn't move from where he was.
We are talking about seeking counseling. Does anyone who took the time to read this have any advice????