I paid very close attention to what I fed my children today, especially that one child. No sugar except for 3 grams in a spoonful of peanut butter and some natural sugar in blueberries and pineapple.
By following the Warden's plan--the "carry card"--it seems that I might not be imagining things. The behaviors start at about 10:30am and again at about 3:30pm. If my friend is right on her hunch about blood sugar, then wouldn't this make sense? I don't know much about insulin and things like that having never dealt with that before, but for those of you who have had experience with this, does it make sense? Could we possibly be dealing with a low or high blood sugar kind of thing here?
When the 3:30 time came around, and the wind up began, I offered a string cheese to the child. Within 20 minutes to half an hour, things were calm again.
I called and made an appointment with the pediatrician for Monday. When I spoke with her assistant, she asked me if it was because the child wasn't getting his/her way. I told her no. It just starts randomly. We'll all be sitting there doing nothing different and it will start up with really mean words and just escalates from there.
I would really love this to have some kind of physiological trigger that we can regulate with diet or something. I would love that it doesn't end up that my child is just a royal jerk. I know that's not the case.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out in the end.