Emotionally out of control
My SS(7) has had difficulties since he started school with having emotional meltdowns if he doesn't get his way. His BM has been really lax in the discipline department but, according to what she says, she has put a schedule in place and is enforcing discipline in her home. DH and I have always had a schedule and structure because it's what I'm used to as far as parenting. My oldest BS has ADHD and schedules worked best for him.
We are in the process of having SS(7) tested for ADHD. We have been through Autism testing also, which he doesn't have. I'm leaning towards some form of bi-polar based on what we have experienced with him and I think, although I'm no doctor, that DH and FIL have forms of it. The outbursts/meltdowns that he used to have everywhere just don't happen at our house. He knows that I'm no-nonsense and they stopped. He still has meltdowns at BM's and at school. Wednesday he had a full blown fit and was throwing things and hiding under furniture. Today he slapped a little girl on the playground.
It's very confusing. He hasn't had the outbursts at our house in over a year. I firmly believe he doesn't respect women because he has been babied by everyone his entire little life until he met me. He tested me greatly but if I say you will have a time out you will. The testing of my limits stopped quickly.
Any advice is appreciated.