Our son is almost 3 years old. Normally he is well behaving, speaks in sentences, shares toys/treats with other kids nicely, willing to sit down and learn letters etc.
A few times in the past two weeks he had these crazy episodes where he is acting absolutely out of character. He cries about the smallest possible problem and a second later he is laughing at virtually nothing. He demands things by shouting, will not hold eye-contact, becomes restless and won't sit still for 5 seconds if not held, throws things around, blabbering without any meaning and making faces, doing the exact opposite of what he was told to defy his mother. It normally lasts hours and normally it is finished when he goes to sleep.
What is this (or what is causing it)?
I tried reading some articles but nothing that I could find fits this.
What we considered:
- he ate some heavy sugary stuff before today's episode (badly executed bribery, our fault)
- the childcare he goes to 5 days a week has just got a new baby who is only 6 months old and our son does appear to be jealous of the attention he gets from his favorite teacher
- he was sick for a few days recently with lots of coughing and insufficient sleep