DS is soo dramatic. His emotions and expressions of emotion are HUGE!!! Sometimes this is wonderful, like when he greets me with "Oh, Mommy! I love you more than anything in the whole wide world!" complete with sweeping arm gestures and great big hugs.
Other times it's heartbreaking, like when I'm trying to be silly with him singing "On top of old smokey. . . and then my poor meatball rolled right out the door" DS starts sobbing with big alligator tears "oh, your (sob sob) poor, poor meatball."
But his reactions to frustration and not getting what he wants are the wost. They trigger immediate anger in me and bring out my worst parenting. I have to find a way to calm him down and understand him so I can calm down. If something frustrates him for 2 seconds he starts screaming and fit throwing , and completely looses his mind. If he gets a cheerio in his lap he has a nuclear melt down until it's fixed.
There is no middle ground - he's either ecstatic, super sad, really angry . . . I go to bed feeling shell shocked many nights. Any book suggestions, or tips from real life to deal with this kind of overemotional kid?