My neice is has selective mutism & she is 7yo. I recently moved back to my hometown & now live in my parents apartment complex of which my sister does as well. Of course I have always known my neice has this issue & she hasent ever spoken to me. Before we were making visits every 2-3 months so it didnt really bother me because I understood.
Well now that we are here full time & see them every single day I kind of found my feelings being hurt today. I mean my little twinge of hurt feelings isnt the important thing of this whole issue but I just was curious if anyone had a child with this disorder?
Today while outdoors playing in the backyard (we all share the same yard & toys) my neice did something to her brother & my sister asked her to apologize. My neice motioned that she wouldnt apologize because I was outside too. My sister still made her apologize in her brothers ear. It still kind of hurt my feelings thought =(
She whispers in front of me meaning she will whisper in my sisters ear or will also whisper in my mom (her grandmothers) ear in front of me. She eats in front of me too which isnt something she does in front of many people either. She also makes louder noises in front of me recently (before we moved too) meaning she is really loud now when she wasnt before. I thought we were making progress or that she was would warm up some more but after today I kind of feel like maybe not.
Just curious if anyone else has a child like this? Any tips/advice for us on how to deal with this all? My feelings toward it all is not what is important here either what is important here is trying to help her along.
Answer by missanc at 11:00 PM on Apr. 19, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 9:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2011
Answer by Glo402813 at 9:24 PM on Apr. 19, 2011