I suppose a good way to start this is by asking, do you think you have an emotionally delayed child?
I’m starting to think this is what I have. I am in absolute love with my child, but sometimes I think his freak outs are something else. Could I be wrong? Yes, but I don’t think I am. When your child freaks out because you told them that it’s fine that they don’t want to give someone a hug, or throws a huge temper at the age of (almost) 5, because they can’t watch TV, then there’s a noticeable issue, no? Of course, mentioning it to a “professional” would do nothing considering professionals tend not to think of what the parents think/feel.
The best thing you can do for your child is show that you love them unconditionally, no matter what. Granted, parents should always love their children no matter what.
Parents, keep calm. Breath, cry in private, take turns with your significant other. Do what you need to do for you, find that time. It’s there. Remember you aren’t alone, you never will be. There’s always someone there for you.
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