I am conerned about my son, who is 2.5 years old. He has always been a difficult child. Difficult sleeper, colicy, temper tantrums, head banging, screaming at the top of his lungs (even when he is happy). He has been this way since birth, and I was hoping it would get better as time went on, but it has not. One thing that we have noticed is that he gets fixated on a routine, and throws a major fit if that routine is changed. He cannot adapt to different situations very well. For example, he wants to go to grandma's house every day after daycare, and if he doesnt, then he screams, cries, bangs his head, and this can last for an hour. Other examples are not being able to go outside or wanting to take a bath or play with play doh at certain times of the day.
When he is not throwing a temper tantrum, he is a generally happy boy with an amazing laugh and he is very smart! However, I would say that for most of the day he is unhappy rather than happy.
I hate to label him as autistic at this young of age...and he may not be at all! I am just curious if this is a pattern with other kids.
I appreciate any help and advice!