Your child is really struggling.
Everyone and their mom has an opinion on the magic fix and a link to a new article. You've probably tried a lot of things: time-outs, sticker charts, privileges, consequences, dietary changes, probiotics, medication, changing schools. . . You've given these issues everything you have and searched for solutions high and low, but the truth is that nothing seems to work.
Despite all this effort on your end, your child continues to push you away, misbehave, and suffer. You're exhausted, and yet you won't give up. You can't. This is your child: the absolute center of your emotional world.
You have this beautiful vision of your child healthy, happy, and thriving. Able to take in your nurturing and guidance. Enjoying their friendships and blossoming at school. Your instincts aren't wrong: Things can be different for your baby!
I believe in your family, and I believe in you.