I am new here and am wondering if there is anyone else out there with a very difficult preschooler? My daughter has always been this way. Even as a tiny baby she was restless. We always just though she had more energy than most kids and would out grow it, but as she has grown its only gotten worse. She is impulsive and hyperactive. She only sleeps between 6-8 hours a night (no naps). She is starting to fall behind in development because she simply won't sit still long enough to practice new skills. She is soooo dangerous! She runs from me in the store, parks, offices, and parking lots with no care or anxiety about being away from me. I swear, as quickly as she warms up to complete strangers (almost immediately) she would go off with one without a second thought. She climbs on everything, the counters, chairs, tables, washer, couches, shelves, and has knocked her dresser over by climbing once already. We had to put chain locks on the doors so she can't leave the house. She is irresistibly attracted to danger ie. jumps in pools but can't swim, jumps off high objects, etc. I am a stay at home mom and just found out I'm pregnant (despite birth control) and I'm at the end of my rope. I feel isolated because I can't even take her to family's house without her going completely crazy. I'm so emotionally drained, I know I'm not effectively parenting her, but I've tried everything I can think of. I only hope with this IEP evaluation that we can get her into therapy and I can learn some better patenting techniques. I feel do frustrated and just over it one minute then so guilty the next. I feel like all I do is yell at her. I'm so afraid she will get hurt, but I get so tired of worrying. My house is a mess because if I stop watching her for less than a minute she is into something/destroying something/climbing something. I am an emotional mess and if I try to talk about how I feel to my husband he acts like I'm a horrible parent. I spend so much time talking about and worrying about my daughter, sometimes I just need to vent my own feelings. To be honest, a lot of times I feel like its just not fair, the way this has taken over our lives, then I think how hard it must be to be trapped in her mind and I feel so horrible that I can't help her. Ugggh. Anyone out there with similar problems or been through it, because right now, I just need to know it gets better, that I'm not crazy, any tips, suggestions, on how to support her better. Thanks.