My granddaughter has sudden outbursts of angry aggression. She will be perfectly fine - playing, laughing and then she will just start hitting or scratching or biting her sibling, playmates or Mother. There are times she will just growl at you. It is very strange, not the typical terrible 2's behavior. I have two children and one other grandchild and I have never experienced the severity of her behaviour. Her mother has tried simply talking, time outs, spanking, yelling, you name it. No matter what she tries, the baby will continue to do whatever it was that she got in trouble for in the first place - crying, and looking directly at you while she does it. - over and over again. My daughter is at her wits end. She is dealing with this every day. The baby can speak and many of her words are intelligible; many are not. When she was born (I was there), the cord was wrapped around her neck twice. The doctor was not in the room, the nurses had to do the delivery. At first, the nurse held the baby's head in, even though my daughter was saying she needed to push. When she finally let go, here came the baby, cord wrapped, and she was blue. They clamped the cord and cut it, finished the birth, but the baby did not move or breathe; she was just limp. She was put in the cart and just as they were putting the oxygen mask to her face, she jerked and began crying. Those moments were in slow motion for me. I have never been so afraid and had to stay calm so my daughter would not see what was happening. The apgar test was performed and we were told everything was okay. The baby cried, as if in pain, almost constantly for nearly a year. It was heartbreaking. We assumed this is what they call colic. Physicians just told us she was just an unhappy baby. The crying got better after 1 year of age. She is still very clingy and whines alot. When she is happy, you cannot help but love her personality. But that changes in an instant. We do not know whether the birth experience had anything to do with her problems now or not. It is difficult to explain how severe some of her behaviour is and how it turns on and off in an instant. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Any suggestions?