Hi BugBiEz, I soooo can relate to your post, this was us last school holidays (October) I really struggled with DD2, she pretty much was doing everything you mentioned, I have two other children at home too. I just wanted and pretty much did cry the whole time.
Things that are working this school holidays.
- Providing a safe spaces for DD2, which help calm her, e.g, I put the 2 lounges togeather and fill with soft blankets and pillows, bring plastic clam shell inside fill with cushions/blankets, bought heaps of cheap lycra from a dance shop and have tied to our outdoor play equipment, she loves to lay in it and swing (can post photos if that will help).
- She is also obsessed with food texture (take your eyes of her for 2 seconds and she is coated in margarine). I try to give her heaps of sensory activities, playdough (which she squishes her feet into), a big container of rice, goop (cornflour and water), shaving cream, tons of bubbles (I love our bubble machine). I find rubbing/masssaging moisteriser on her feet often helps. I have a lock on the pantry we have found pecs has helped us quite a bit.
There are some more ideas/pics I posted in this threadhttp://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...66&hl=kara3
- For this school holidays I have booked DD2 in for intensive therapy seesions (organised with our usual provider using facsia funding)
In terms of help, which state are you in? I have found the commonwealth carelink centre and my Local area coordinator to be quite helpful when I need some extra support.
If I can help in any way please feel free to pm me