Kay - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I was wondering if people could help me, I am new here and wanted to know if anybody has had any experience of their children behaving in the way my son does.
He is 11 years old but he comes across about the age of 7. He is very easily distracted, he comes across as rude with constantly interrupting conversations, and coming out with comments that he just shouldn't about people when they are present. He is very very disorganised which affects his school work more and more. We constantly feel like he is not obeying instructions, but we are pretty sure he is not doing this on purpose, he just doesn't seem to take on board a whole list of instructions such as clean your teeth, have a wee, get pyjamas on. He is always squirming in his seat, and the more worrying behaviour is that he is so over-emotional to the point that if somebody raises their voice and shouts, he is in an emotional state crying, if he gets told off, he is the same, and if he has to do something he doesn't want to do, he gets himself in such a state over really really trivial things as though they are the most important things to him. We are so concerned, we have had conversations with the parental adviser at the school and she has said that we should see the doctor and see a community paediatrician as she said it could possibly be mild aspergers or adhd, and so I just wanted some advice on whether these seem like average mild aspergers symptoms. If anybody could give me some advice, I would be most grateful.