My lovely DS (3y 1m)is going through a very silly patch at the moment, not listening more than usual, being cheeky (again more than usual), acting very very silly, being very defiant and basically being a big ball of energy that doesn't stop the whole time!
He is a kind, energetic, caring boy by nature - but this has stepped up several gears - the nursery has noticed (he goes 3 days a week, he has also started pooing in his pants too - even though he says he wont (i can not control when at nursery). This has been going on for a month or so and I dont know is the cause
1. if its a phase 2. If he is tired (he has had the occasional late night), holidays etc 3. Do we need to change our parenting style 4. Is it something more like food (he has mainly home cooked meals and not many treats or sugary drinks etc) - is there any food I should avoid?
I would love to hear of other people experiences with their 3 yo's and how they handled it.
I am at a bit of a loss how to handle this new side of my son
Ds1 was fairly charming at age 2 then went through the terrible 3's
One thing to be aware of, pooing in pants like this can very often be a sign of constipation at the very least or a fecal impaction. The sooner it is treated the better. There are several threads on this. Just do a search under constipation and/or impaction for lots of suggestions.
Thanks for the tip guys no my DS is very regular every day so I dont think that constipation is the problem
He is really acting up a lot at the moment, and even the nursery are commenting (nicely), it is all the time, so dont think it is food (but not sure) as he only gets treats now and again I am a bit confused whether it is typical of 3 year olds??
If anyone has any miracle top parenting tips that would be great!
Food can be a big problem for some kids - even fruit (sugars) can drive my ds2 nuts. I never give him any squashes with Aspartame in as they are one of the definite 'no no's' for children. Other than that, try being a bit firmer and make sure you carry out sanctions etc - they've got us sussed remember
It is funny as I have never bought squash before - but I bought the rocks organic one - which I thought would be healthy - now I wondering if that is part of the cause? I will have to look for aspartame - tahnks for the tip!
I think we have to try to be more consistent - wondering if he is a bit tired and seemed a lot better yesterday - so fingers crossed!
I am amazed even though I have been through countless phases, I still get flumuxed by new behaviour patterns - oh the joy of motherhood!