How would you describe your childs daily moods?
I ask this question because after reading other questions from parents, I found my answer. I think I called everyone I knew out of excitement. I started to think I was a bad parent, or that she had a mood disorder or even autism at one time.
I have 3 other children, but its my 4 year old daughter who becomes uncontrollable every morning when she gets dressed. If I didn't have such a flexible job I would have been fired for way too many tardies.
The only thing I can't figure out is, does SPD include mood changes the way she can be ok one minute and as soon as you don't give her the answer she is expecting she starts getting mad and we end up in a full tantrum. If you don't put the blanket on her the right way, and she's in a mood we will end up in a melt down.
All the pieces fit together for SPD since she was 9 mo. old. I could never take her on long car trips, and now I believe it was because she was strapped in and she would get hot. Last year she started with she wouldn't wear clothes to bed because she would get hot, I could never put sweatshirts or sweaters on her because she said they made her hot...
Just this summer 2008 things have been getting worse. When it was time to switch from summer clothes to winter,it was horrible. But know she has gotten used to the fact of long shirts, and pants,
so that means summer we'll have to go through it all again. Pants never feel right as is, she only has 3 pair of underwear she likes.
But knowing now what is going on with her, I can get through this, I'm sure tears of frustration will continue but now I will have tears of accomplishments. We have a appointment with OT this month, and I found a course on SI that I hope will answer some of my questions. My New Years goal was to find answers for my daughter and better our relationship, and I think I am finally on the right road. But I am still confused because sometimes I feel like she is trying to control me? Does anyone else go through situations like that?
Right now as I sit here she took her clothes off to put a dance outfit on, well that came off as quick as it went on, so now she is trying to put her clothes back on, but the feel of her pants is causing a melt down. I feel as if she is trying to control me because everything is in reach of her but she sits here saying she can't reach her pants I give those to her and now she can't reach her shoes, we are in a melt down because ... well not sure I can't say anything that is right at this moment..
Does anyone out there have this problem??? Is your child as moody as I feel my daughter is??? (even when it doesn't start with clothes)