I have a two year old son and a one year old son. My two year old has always been a "high needs child".
My son has severe anger and aggression issues. Ever since he has been able to crawl, he has been a head banger. I brought this up to our family physician who assured me that this was just a stage. Almost a year and a half later, he is still doing the head banging, but within the last year he has realized that on carpet doesn't hurt as much, he will purposely go to the cement floor in my basement and knock his head off of the floor and will keep doing this until he hurts himself. The last 4 mos, he jumps up and down a few times until he loses his balance, fall but he will move his legs from underneath him so he falls flat on his bum!
If his little brother is around him when he is being told no, he will turn around and try to kick him in the face, or punch him or pinch him or slap him. He will try to purposely hurt his brother, then hurt himself, or if he is unsuccessful, he will hurt himself.
Today, has been the MOST trying day I have experienced in a LONG time. My 2y.o.has been sick for the last week, and today, he has been uncontrollable. He will not listen, his father and myself will tell him to not do something because it may hurt him, and he will not listen. The other day, his dad was barbecuing and told him not to touch the BBQ, and he rested his knuckles on the BBQ and burnt himself.
He has never been a child to sit at one toy and play with it for 15 minutes, by the time 15 minutes goes by he's played with 5 different things, and is moving on to the 6th.
The one thing that he will actually do for 40 minutes is he will color, he LOVES to draw or color. He is not possessing any learning disabilities, he is by far an amazingly smart child, he's just to hyper I'm really getting concerned about the future for him.