Environmental toxins and aggressive children
I have a 7 year old daughter who was the perfect baby. She slept through at 7 weeks of age, cut teeth without fever or illness, toilet trained in 48-72 hours, went from cot to bed with only 1 night of interrupted sleep. All of her milestones were so easy, we were very spoiled.
The past 12 months, I have watched her behaviour become more and more erratic and surprising. And more worrying. I don't think I am a soft mother. I follow through on 'threats'. She has time out, loses privelages etc - even gets a smack on the behind now and again. Now she is getting older I encourage her to talk about what she has done etc.
Her behaviour became quite violent and combined with my own pre-menopausal symptoms, we didn't manage her behaviour well at all. I am now on natural progesterone and feeling well.
Her behaviour can be cheeky, manageable and normal for her age but without any warning, she can go out of her way to pick a fight, hit me, kick me and then when I lose my temper, we sit and talk about it and she cries for what she has done. She cried because she doesn't know why she has acted in the manner that she has? It is distressing for me and my daughter, our whole family in fact. It is beyond the 'pushing boundaries' with children.
Could progesterone help her - is it worth while getting her saliva tested at the tender age of 7?
We have seen a child psychologist - that is not the problem. She has no ADHD or Aspergers or anything like that? Maybe? Just maybe?
Any direction would be enormously appreciated.