I sought the advice of this forum about a year ago when I suspected that my son's need for sameness was more intense than other children his age. The year has passed with me adapting to meet his needs while he progressively has gotten more and more explosive when things don't meet his expectations. His Montessori teachers have now encouraged us to seek a Dx and get him early intervention (he just turned 3).
I'm just having huge amounts of mom guilt. We had a new baby last year and I suffered along with PPD for quite some time, so I feel like this acceleration was somehow caused by me. I didn't spend enough time with him teaching him the life skills he needs to cope, or I was too lenient about his nap schedules (he's a horrid sleeper, plagued by night terrors), or that I was somehow too permissive in letting him lead himself and try to work things out on his own. I'm just questioning everything about my parenting beliefs, which I imagine is normal. It doesn't make it any easier though.
Anyway, we've just started the process to have him evaluated. Does anyone know of a website that has log function where we can track his eating habits, sleep, outbursts, etc?
Me - Historian, doula, lactivist, crafty chick, wife, and very, very busy mama