I have a 3.5-year-old son. He's bright and energetic, but I'm worried about his behavior, since it seems out of control.
He was walking at 7 months. His language has always been good - he knew his alphabet in song by 1 or so, and all his animals - hundreds. He has great abilities to rationalize, comprehend a story, and a good imagination and level of intelligence.
The problem is that he can't sit still. He still has this urge to run, to shout, to disobey and to throw tantrums and cry and the most preposterous events. Every day is a struggle.
We put him in a Nursery at 11 months when I went back to work, and it was OK at first. But then the biting began. And he was always so busy, unlike other children who could be still, he was always on the move.
Going to restaurants was out of the question.
We took to the odd spanking when his behavior goes really out of control.
Recently, he got kicked out of his pre-kindergarten nursery at 3.5. Granted these people were humourless and failed to celebrate his character, but is it me? What can I do to make him listen, to focus, to behave? Will he grow out of it? I'm terrified he'll get kicked out of his next school.
Bottom line: is it too late for us to correct his out of control behavior? What's the best strategy to get started?