Kylie - posted on 03/19/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
I'm kinda new to Circle of moms......I have a 3 1/2 year old boy who has been testing my husband and I for around 15months now. First I thought it was just because we moved house, then I thought it was the birth of our daughter 2 months later. But things kept getting worse, my son has never slept a full night and if he does we don't (Waiting for something to happen).
My doctor was watching his behaviour during a visit about 1 month ago and suggested he may be Aspergers.....and the he does show characteristics of a child with aspergers, I have been doing research since and have discovered he has sooo many characteristics. However I am worried that my husband and I are just hoping thats what his problem is,and not our parenting skills....does this sound silly??????
The signs are:
Long tantrums up to 2 hours long not stop
constant talking/interrupting every conversation
fixations on certain toys, books, movies, games etc
lineing up toys, shapes colours
nightterrors sometimes everynight
hitting/kicking when irritated
only liking certain foods
Limitd eye contact
My son is also very intelegent, he can right his own name and spell it out use letter cards, I have other examples but I'm rambling......
The reason I ask if anyone can help is that. I was told he is just a brat or that he needs a good smack, I have tried naughty corners, taking away toys, etc etc, I have read up and tried o many things but nothing is working, we are seeing a child phyc in 2 weeks I just wanted a little feed back....