Lori - posted on 07/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son just turned 3 on the 4th of July, about 5 months ago is when my husband and I and some of our family noticed a difference in him compared to my 2 older children and my nephews I talked to my doc and I''m waiting to hear back when his appt. with the devolpmental Ped. Dr. will be for example some of the things my son displays are:
He will confuse things and call them off the wall stuff, for instance I asked if he wanted catsup one day at lunch and he said yes I went with him to get it and said " theres the catsup" and then when we got to the table I said " where do you want your catsup on your plate" and then he told me and then his brother took the catsup to use it and my son screamed at him saying " No, No don't take my syrup, and was very serious, I corrected him and said no it was catsup . I then pointed to the catsup bottle and asked him what it was and he answered " syrup"
another time he was playing with a broom handle with his brother - too rough and I took it away to put up and he cried and told me "no that my dishwasher", I said it was a broom handle and he kept repeating it was his "dishwasher"
He heard a very bad word from his teenage cousin and will not quit saying it, exspecially when he is mad,
He was freezing when he got in the pool the other day and kept yelling HOT< HOT HOT I kept correcting him and he still says Hot instead of cold
He is very sneaky ( I know he is 3 lol) but he is not afraid of anything ( except loud fireworks ) I carry him everywhere I go because I cant let him down yet or he will get hurt
He can't tell me how he feels when I ask He has the fake sounding "yeah" to most questions I ask
He does make eye contact most of the time, he also does seem to ignore me a lot too.
He has almost everywall marked with crayon or pen he gets from his big sister in the house, even though he has been punished a ton of times for it
His tatrums are so bad it took everybit of 10 minutes to get him in his carseat when he didn't want to leave his grandmas one day -- He has put line marks on the his neck trying to squeeze out of his seatbelt
upside he is very loving toward me and loves to hug and give kisses, he is sweet toward out animals and if he accidentaly steps on one he will hug and kiss them and say sorry, also if I fake cry to him for no reason he will immediatley hug me and say sorry over and over-- ( when he didn't do anything to me) He can count great , LOVES music and is Very picky and will tell me to turn the raido over and over until it is a song he likes Same thing with TV he will not watch anything anyone else picks, he will cry the whole time, knock over chairs or call us the "bad word" he has been saying He loves to watch movies over and over and memorizes what they say Potty training has been difficult but he is doing so much better now, he now will use the potty 1 and 2 but he HATES to wear underwear and is usually naked in the house from the waist down
what do you think, and what should I be doing to help him while I am waiting