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Anonymous January 30, 2009


I have a 2 year old that may be Bipolar. She suffers from MAJOR mood swings and can have RAGING fits that last for hours. She has had night terrors and refuses to be disciplined. It is very hard to parent her, because when you try to put her in time-out for hitting someone, it turns into a SCREAMING, FIGHTING ordeal, that will last for hours if I don't back down. She will NOT sit in time-out or do what you ask. How do I teach her right from wrong, when she refuses to be parented? She can be the sweetest, most polite, loving child..... but sometimes I feel she acts like an actress playing a role in the movie..."The exorcist" Anyone ever dealt with this?

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spinspin February 28, 2009


There is NO CHANCE she is bipolar. She is simply two, and willful. Hang in there. But don't let anybody label your two year old with a diagnosis. That way lies the abyss.

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littlepeople February 28, 2009


Hi, I have a bi-polar 23 year old son and I have been a nursery school teacher for the past 20 years. I know what you are going through. I don't know where you live but you should try to reach out to EAster SEals. It's amazing how much they have helped me. I am in New Jersey. Let me know where you are and I will try to find you a connection. It's a start and it has saved our family.



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