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DS Suddenly (overnight) very hyperactive and badly behaved

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whensmydayoff Mon 05-Oct-09 14:56:52

My DS is 2.4.
I don't know the relevence in this but I had a friend round with her DS same age, on Thurs last week.
Never had them to house before and haven't seen her in a while.
Her DS is very much a boy! Full of fun (lovely) and mischief. A lot more rough and tumble. He got so over excited he bit my DS's arm quite hard. He also pushed him a lot but in a fun way during a game of catch. He was jumping on furniture and generally ran around screaming whole time. His mum was onto all of it right away but apparently her DH is terrible for roughing him up and getting him too excitable.
My DS is quite placid and calm (or was). He had gone through the hitting and biting stage which I quickly knocked on the head and he hasn't done it for over 4 months and didn't do it long.
The day the little boy was in my DS thought he was the bee's knee's, hilarious. Just loved the excitement of him and was charging around like a maniac.
Since then he has been as high as a kite. We can't get control of him as he is wild. He has started hitting and biting other kids which im mortified about. We have both found him unbearable and are frazzled. Dont recognise him from last week to this week.
Surely an afternoon with another child hasn't changed him?
What do I do, Im usually fine with dicipline and he has been easy up to now but Im embarrassed to take him out.
I can barley get the strength just to get a hold of him and calm him down.
Ive had eyes rolled at me today at a soft play because he is so wild and screaming all the time.
Im sure the mum thought I was some soft touch but Ive found my usual - take him off to a corner and firm talk and warnings (which I always carry through) mean nothing and seem to noise him up even more.
Help!!

Stigaloid Mon 05-Oct-09 15:03:18

Oooh have no advice but didn't want your thread to go unnoticed.

bacon Tue 06-Oct-09 13:25:47

I'd say its probably just a co-incidence that his behaviour has changed since your visitor.

My boy changed from 3 years old from a wonderful baby to a stroppy, moody and horrible boy but this behaviour is only occassional.

We had to lay down the law and afraid that a good slap now and again, taking away privilages, thretening etc all works but its constant.

A lot of it is down to being knackered, not going to bed early enough (he plays in bed), testing me (a lot of time I pretend I didnt see what is was doing because he is trying to wind me up) and as soon as he starts playing up I do the distraction thing.

The funny thing is that when in pre-school is he wonderfully behaved however he is bigger than the rest so is prone to pushing and bullying.

I didnt think either I would end up with a child like this, I was always rolling my eyes at other parents and swearing that my children would never end up like that....now eating my hat!

There are bound to be good books out there that can help us?

whensmydayoff Tue 06-Oct-09 16:29:39

Thanks Bacon (and Stigaloid)!
Yes, I think a bit of a coincidence too but not the biting part, that was kicked off with friend's DS doing it and my strange child thinking it was funny after the initial shock!
I think it is just him going from a baby to a boy too. Damn, I thought I had an angel and I am eating a lot of hat too!!
Im 27 weeks PG and now hoping it's not another boy or I will need a monkey enclosure, not a house wink.
Tried finger painting with him today but it ended in tears - mine! He was too hyper just to stand still and paint.
He doesn't eat sweets, gets the odd bit of chocolate from Grandparents or the odd ice cream when he is out and that's it so it's not sugar or juice doing it. He also has a 2-3 hour nap a day and sleeps 8-7am so it's obviously just him, eek!

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