A friend of mine has a 2 year old son that has been displaying some concerning symptoms his whole life. She has had him evalutated by a doctor and a pyscologist and because he is so young, they don't really know what, or if, anything is wrong with him. What they HAVE said though, is that he is the complete opposite of Autistic.
He hardly ever sleeps. He goes to bed at 9pm, makes it anywhere between 11pm-1:30pm then wakes up for about an hour, then sleeps till 5am and is up for the day. He takes 1 nap which is anywhere from 1-3 hours.
He is very clingy to people and LOVES to be held and touched and snuggled. However he is also always on the go. He is a really big dare devil and likes to jump off things, climb on things, and do a lot of activities and play with things that could hurt him.
He also scratches his face and bangs his head or arms on things. One time he scratched his face so bad that his whole crib was covered in blood. He also banged his arms on the crib so hard that he bruised both arms all the way up. He has had several black eyes from banging his head on things.
My friend said its not like he can't concentrate on stuff, but he is just constantly needing to do something. He cannot just sit around the house. He doesn't play with toys, he only plays with "big people" things. Toys are beneath him.
Because he physcially hurts himself, many people have threatened to call CPS on my friend...even random people at the mall. She has tried ever form of discipline known to man and NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING works. Her son does not care at all.
Does anyone have any advice I can give her or any insight into what might be going on with her child? Thanks.
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by musicpisces at 11:38 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
I would suggest seeing a behavior therapist. Even if they can't give him a diagnosis, they can help him learn how to control his behavior and redirect it to appropriate things.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by Simplicity3 at 11:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 11:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by lisa89j at 11:47 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by megamamaw at 11:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by _Tam_ at 12:43 AM on Dec. 10, 2010