.....sometimes I don't recognise the 'alien' who has taken over my son JK’s body & walks out of his room in the mornings! One minute he was a charming, sweet, communicative, HELPFUL little boy, who worshipped & adored his mommy (sigh) & then one day....well, one day, I think aliens descended, abducted him, gave him a brain & hormone implant & sent ‘something’ back to me!
One thing that has made a huge difference to his mood swings are some good quality Fish Oil Capsules & a Multi Vitamin supplement (with zinc), which my naturopath recommended. The difference from when he takes them as compared to not taking them is incredible.......they even help him focus on his schoolwork! The naturopath says Zinc very important for boys this age. I won't talk to him (no point as I get crappy grunting back) until he has brekky then his supps in the mornings....then miraculously my son reappears....hallelujah! Of course, I have to drive the supp taking but totally worth it...he says they make him feel less angry and crappy too. As for my sanity, well, I wake up every morning to a beautiful picture board next to my bed with photos of him at 1 yr, 3yrs & 5 ys......and smile, 'cause I know that same lil’ boy is still in that boy/tween body:-)