So, I have this friend who has two children. oldest is 10 and is HIGHLY autistic and the second is almost 6 and hes really starting to worry me. I have know this kid since birth. i helped raise his autistic brother because his mom had to work alot. so in turn, i helped raise him when he came along. but now, i am no longer in the house all the time nor do i know whats going on half the time, but recently hes been doing somethings that seriously worry me.
i didnt notice anything until about 2 weeks before thanksgiving. he crushed a small kittens head and when asked why he did it, he said that he told himself to do it cause he was a killer man.
then, i noticed that he was running off instead of going straight home from the school bus. one day he was gone for hours and his grandmother had to call the cops to go get him. (she couldnt leave the house to go look for him because of the older brother being autistic and hard to handle.) when the cop went and got him, he got scared, was even crying, but the next day he was running off again. i actually caught him walking into the woods near the house. he said he was going back there to throw up but he wasnt even sick so he was obviously lying.
on top of all that, hes been coming home with "gifts" that he says he got from the teacher. nice button down shirts, one of those mini skateboards (not the finger kind but the kind that a kid can actually stand on), a few other things. but then i found out that hes been walking into open apts, when no ones there, and playing with other kids toys. so it makes me wonder if hes stealing them from other kids.
im really starting to worry about, not only his well being, but if hes "sick". i know that none of this is normal but his mom just keeps saying that he'll grow out of it. i just want to know if anyone else thinks that she should have him checked out. i wanted to check with other mommys before i suggest to her that she takes her son in to be evaluated.