Oh, he's always been this intense. As a baby he was laidback, but did the army crawl at 5 months and started getting into stuff. He walked at 10 months, he pretty much just ran as soon as his feet hit the floor.
When he was 13 months he was climbing the ladder to the top bunk of our dd's bed, so we had to take the beds apart.
He can ride a two wheeler already w/o training wheels and he isn't yet four! VERY active. When he was two he threw an empty pasta sauce jar at my dd, shattering glass all over the garage. He has kicked me and slapped me over and over in my efforts to redirect, etc. By the end of the day I feel like I've been in a foxhole. He's getting bigger and stronger too. He doesn't seem to 'listen' or have reasoning skills, when I tell him we don't pull hair he just asks "why?" I say because it hurts, he asks "why?" and on and on. He doesn't 'get it' at all. Thus, he makes disciplining him almost impossible, that is, nothing works.
Food: I have posted many threads about his food allergies. He is anaphalactic to milk, nuts, peanuts and allergic to eggs, melon, rice.
He has some sensitivity to colors/flavors too. However, in my 'field' testing, when he is at all day activities (recent b-day parties, open houses, etc) and eating 'junk' (mostly popsicles since he cannot have regular candy) and kool aid, he is acts fine. In fact, the other week we were at a b-day party of my best friends dd, and he had eaten at least 2 popsicles and some starburst...someone commented on how he was 'the best behaved' four year old they've ever seen.
So, if he is sensitive to sugar/colors/flavors, then it's only when he is at home that it manifests. Puzzling.
He is on a strict diet already. I'm trying to reduce sugar to nill, but dd can have it so unless the entire family is sugar free then it won't work.
Also, mold allergies play a part in behavior changes and he is highly allergic to mold, indoor and out and is on a daily steroid inhaler because he's asthmatic as well. So, aside from living in a plastic bubble, I don't know what else to do to keep him allergy free since mold is everywhere and we live in the woods on a lake.
So exhausting! I'll check the other thread, TY!!
PS, anyone want to babysit?? :LOL