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my 9yr.old grandson sucks on his arm this causes bruising

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Asked by grandma11398 at 9:32 PM on Jul. 9, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • is he in spectrum? or have SPD?
    my first thought is that he is trying to block out other sensory things that are over loading him

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:36 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Has he been doing it for along time, or did he just start this? Is there anything stressful going on in his life right now? Sometimes kids and adults will do something mildly painful to their bodies because there's something more painful going on with their emotions.

    Answer by Ballad at 9:38 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • He's giving himself a hickey.

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:09 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Yep. It is called a hickey!

    Answer by louise2 at 10:29 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • I did it when I was a kid. There is nothing wrong with me. I figured out how it worked and thought it was cool. I only stopped doing it when my mom told me it was bad for my skin and looked bad.

    I would just discuss with him how bad it looks and that his friends might make fun of him for it. And then leave it alone. He will stop eventually.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 10:30 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

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