My little boy has always been really alert from a young age always waking to fed every hour as a baby and met all his development stages. When he hit 16 months he started to get challenging as most babies/toddlers do and i hoped it was just a stage. A few months a go he told me he wanted to die i thought i was hearing things. His behaviour is all over the place one minute he can be really loving and caring and give loads of kisses the next minute he is hitting and saying he hates you and you are breaking his heart. This morning i couldnt get him into school i had to try 15 pairs of pants on him and he said they were all to tight and it is the same with his socks. I have time out sometimes he stays in time out sometimes it can a stand of for hours. Then theres his mid week melt down at bed time were he trashes his bedroom and i have to remove everything from his room and he hits me and i continually put him back to bed and this goes on for upto 3 hours. so far the school havent reported any problems he only started in september. I have done numerous parenting courses and i am doing a psychology degree and have older children. my partner thinks alot of these illnesses like adhd and bi-polar are illnesses constructed by doctors and society and everytime i discuss going to the doctors i am talked out of it. i feel like i am completely failing as a parent sometimes.