My youngest is 3. For the past 9 months or so, there has been a huge shift in her behavior. It’s effecting her ability to have good relationships with not only her peers but adults as well. Her doctor has referred us to a specialist, but the earliest we are able to get in is in March. In the meantime, I need all the suggestions and help I can get. So here’s the problem…
At home, I experienced these behavioral issues from just blatantly ignoring my asks, her hitting her older sister(4), and was a menace in public with very large meltdowns when she didn’t get what she wanted. I have made some adjustments and now her behavior is sooooo much better. I redirect her energy, give her options, isolate her when she’s over stimulated, etc.
However, at daycare/preschool, she’s hitting teachers, biting classmates, won’t sit down for longer than a couple minutes, being disruptive to a point where the teacher can’t regain her focus, having meltdowns, and refusing nap time/quiet time. They sometimes are able to get her calmed down, but it’s often that I’m having to either talk to her over the phone or come pick her up for the remainder of the day. I have given the school fidgets and tips for what I have done at home and nothing seems to be working for them.
I’m at a loss here. I am a single mother who works full time to support my girls, so unfortunately her staying home full time is not an option and I cannot afford a full time nanny. We also happen to live in a small town where daycare options are limited.
Any tips, tricks, etc would be GREATLY appreciated. So sorry for the long post!