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I'm not necessarily going to be positive about this, "this too shall pass" is a mantra I spoke every.single.day. of DD's 2-3 year. Battles were most days, I was also newly pregnant and it was just plain hard. I can admit it was not my most stellar times being a parent. My DD was also ahead of the curve in the battle that is age 2-3, she did do things purposefully to annoy me. Dropped her nap at 18 months and would scream so loud i was worried the neighbors might think something was wrong. It was rough.
DD was always a button pusher, is your son like that. DD has been a spirited child and reading Raising Your Spirited Child helped me cope with the day to day struggles of her energy. Are you getting out enough? Or is that also a problem? DD would throw HUGE tantrums in public, run away, scream, leaving me to feel totally embarrassed and at a loss. She was also a biter, she did it for reaction, plain and simple. Looking back on it though it was probably a cry for more attention(my pregnancy with DS left me exhausted and sick, and no fun), she was very verbal for her age, but communication is SO HARD for them. Physical communication is big for the 2 set, they just don't have the verbal skills to tell you what they need.
I have to say for me 18 months to about 2.5 were the hardest my DD ever has been so far. She's 4 now and I can attest she is so much better, we have our days, but they are much better and we both cope much better too.
Hang in there, go over to the GD board and ask for some advice, they can be very helpful.
Me Wife to T (14 years)Mama to Princess(4) and Monster Boy(my 1 year old ):