my gosh! this thread is for me!!!
my 2 1/2 year old is such a physical boy. he is constantly (and i really mean this--constantly) climbing, jumping, talking, tickling, squealing, running, etc. he is a very affectionate child, and is sweet, but he does not understand how to calm down.
i am going to try the feingold diet i read about in this month's issue, but i don't think it will make a huge difference because we don't eat junk food anyway...
as far as playing with other children, i dread it. i cannot tell you how many times we have left a park or playground after being there only a few minutes because he hit or was throwing sand or tried to tackle and hug this little girl who obviously did not want a hug.
we talk about what is expected. we talk before, during, and after.
i have no ideas, just sympathy.
i am hoping his temperament will serve him well as an adult--i am just hoping i make it through his childhood and adolescence with my sanity!