From a Mom who has a very challenging daughter, I understand your concerns.
It is hard to say without knowing your daughter, but from your post, right off the bat I think "anxiety". Anxiety about learning something new, anxiety about doing something out of her norm, and with some guided pressure from you, the stress that she perceives, turns into a meltdown.
Something as simple as taking tablets (which she successfully did before), may seem easy to you, can provoke stress in those children who are susceptible.
My thoughts would be to find a Dr. who can assess your daughter, listen to your concerns, talk with your daughter, and recommend treatment that would help her learn to cope with tasks she is unfamiliar with in a healthy way.
Well, if I were you I would not wait. This is your child, and you want him to feel better, and more connected at school.
Waiting is doing nothing, and a more involved parent is always a good thing. You are your son's voice and while he is still so young, you have a right to always talk with his teacher and get involved when your son isn't feeling right.
I think a face-to-face with the teacher is an important step.
Yes, that is a really good idea. Can you email the teacher and Principal to set up a meeting?
Does your son like his teacher? What does he say about school in general. Sometimes asking questions about his day, how the teacher is, how his new friends are etc.... may give you a bit more information too.
Hope you find some answers! Keep us posted. -KathleenView Thread
This very well could be stress related.....your son is young and most likely can not make the connection between his stress and vomiting.
Children can not articulate their feelings and his way of showing his disruption may be the vomiting.
If you have taken him to his pediatrician and they have ruled out any physical causes (like food allergy, intestinal issues etc..) - then I would suggest finding a really good Child Psychologist to sort out what is going on.
Oh gosh I SO feel for you (((((((((((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))))))))) !!!
First off, you need to find a really good, smart, board certified Child Psychiatrist asap. A good one is hard to find, but they are out there.
I know that when a young child is this out of control and is on ADHD medication, that you may need to take him off it, as it maybe fueling his violent outbursts. You need a qualified Dr. to diagnose / treat him - Not a pediatrician and/or psychologist.
My youngest daughter was also violent and out of control, so I understand how unbelievable hard this is.
This can be a very challenging and frustrating situation for parents - we want our children to eat, thrive and be self-sufficient.
Some children are more sensitive and have oral needs that we as parents don't quite know how to fix.
You need to learn what to do, and what not to do for your son. This is not that unusual of a problem - just something you weren't trained how to deal with.
There are "feeding specialists" that are trained to help in situations such as this. I suggest you look into some professionals in your area to work with you and your young son. Here is a link to a Feeding Therapy Clinic: http://www.childrensfeedingtherapy.com/ This is the type of place and/or therapist you need to find to help get your son back-on-track, and independence in regards to his own feeding needs.