Adopted child....no answers until NOW!
Our precious boy was adopted (foster care at two days old) and was exposed to alcohol and drugs daily prenatally. His behaviors did not start really emerging until about 16 months old. He is super tough-nothing hurts this boy. But with that comes aggression, poor impulse control, meltdowns, banging into things when he gets frustrated, self biting, etc. I have three children by birth and I am a teacher of many years.... his behaviors were not normal.
Many pediatricians threw up their hands and said "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome... well, just discipline him like you would any other 2 year old" but traditional discipline and even time out would just escalate some of the tantrums.
This checklist was given to me by a friend and I still can't believe I have found it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I now have a place to research!