From just a few weeks old I always said there was something just a little bit...different about my son. For years I was told "it's just his age" or "he'll grow out of it" or "that's just him" and while all of these things may be true, still I felt like there was just something...different but yet hearing all these things made me question my ability as a mother. Was he....different...because of something I was or wasn't doing for him? Finally when he started school his teachers noticed it too and recommended he be assessed. He's now being evaluated for possible ADHD or Autism spectrum and I was surprised that I actually felt RELIEVED. He still has some testing to do before a conclusion is determined but now when we're in public and he makes his squaks and squeaks or the impulsivity takes over and he suddenly jumps up or rolls over the stares we get aren't as hard to handle. While I don't feel the need to explain to everyone why he does this, just knowing that IT'S NOT ME and that my child isn't just a undisciplined brat, it's just that maybe he needs a little help, and we finally might get it.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on Dec. 26, 2012 in General Parenting
While my kids don't have these issues, having answers can be a relief. It can also help because you can learn from other parents how to manage similar situations successfully.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 12:59 PM on Dec. 26, 2012
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Answer by But_Mommie at 3:44 PM on Dec. 26, 2012
I think my first reaction was denial. I didn't want to believe he could have something that he wouldn't just outgrow or eventually just get caught up. :(
Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:15 PM on Dec. 26, 2012
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