I don't know if this is the right forum for this or not. My child seemed to undergo a personality change shortly after he turned 5! Now he's nearly 6. He was always the most agreeable, easy-going child - the twos and threes were a breeze. Now he has a very short fuse, gets angry/frustrated often, stomps, kicks, has meltdowns. I'm wondering if this is a normal stage for this age or if its delayed from the earlier years (he's developmentally on track/ahead in everything else). The other thing I wonder is if it could be caused by a food allergy/intolerance. He started having tummy aches shortly after turning 5, and we took him off gluten for several months. The tummy aches completely resolved (according to blood tests, he's not celiac). He's been back on (limited) gluten since the end of June with no tummy aches. The behavior is definitely getting worse. Any suggestions? Thanks!
P.S. He's still a sweet kid, and he's not like this ALL the time. Maybe its just normal behavior and seems abnormal because he's never had meltdowns before?