Hi everyone - I have lurked here for a while, knowing that something about my 3.5 year old DS1 was different since he was about 15-18 months old. He just always has a rough time transitioning and engaging in new experiences or activities, which was easy to previously be confused about what was the terrible twos, and what wasn't. He has delayed speech, and is very anxious all the time, needing our reassurance over and over on everyday activities. He is a happy boy when he has our attention, but really becomes unhappy and lashes out when we participate in a new activity, go to a new friend's house, or have friends over, and our attention is diverted. He hates/refuses to take pictures, which makes me insane. Christmas was a doozy, and I'm trying my best to keep my patience. He was in EI for speech from right after 2 years old to just before 3, and has placed out of speech services now. We just initiated another IU eval, due to his preschool teacher's recommendation, and we just received the eval results back 3 days ago with an "Emotion Disturbance: Anxiety" diagnosis. We're now waiting to have his IEP meeting after the new year. I am looking forward to helping him. I really struggle with him - how to discipline, how to approach new situations with him, and how to help him overall. I love him to pieces, but I'm also at the end of my rope a lot of the time, and feeling like wherever we go, he's "that kid", and he ,makes a lot of things that should be fun stressful and exhausting. Sorry for the vent. Thanks for listening
Anyone else have similar issues?