I'll try and make this as short as possible...My 3 year old's behavior has changed so much in the last couple of months that I almost don't recognize him anymore and I'm at a loss what to do. I had a baby in January and he seemed to be adapting well. I try to include him in what I'm doing and spend some one-on-one time with him everyday.
It all changed though after his routine 3 year check up at the doctor. He hadn't been since his 2 year check during which he was totally relaxed and talkative. This time though, he was terrified of the doctor and all the things he did to examine my son. He also got a tetanus shot that caused his leg to hurt pretty bad later that night.
So ever since then (beginning of April) he has been withdrawn and is always trying to hide alone or with our dog. He's always coming up with violent scenarios and today was putting a butter knife he got from the silverware drawer up to the neck of the dog. I have no idea where all this is coming from as we don't even have a T.V. or anything. He keeps telling my husband and me that he doesn't like us and he doesn't like our house. He doesn't even play with his toys :(
Any ideas about what to do? I feel so bad for him. If I try to talk about the doctor thing with him he gets really agitated and he won't talk about it...Anyway, any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance!