Kim - posted on 08/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 10 year old son started 5th grade on his 10th birthday, he is the youngest in his class. Since the weekend before school started he has been acting diferent. He says he is sad. He thinks he can not fall asleep at night...he is asleep within 10 minutes of going to bed. He is obsessing about his stomach hurting and not being able to go to the bathroom. He did seem to have a virus over the weekend and c/o constipation...due to all of the junk he ate at his birthday party was my thought. He said he has been able to go normally for the last 2 days now but he continues to think his stomach hurts because he needs to go more. Yesterday he came home from school and asked me if children can be depressed. He says he is sad, that he feels ok at school but when he gets home he is sad. He denies trouble at school, no one is being mean, he is talking about his "sleep issues" at school with his classmates-asking them if it is normal not to be able to sleep. He cried for a long time yesterday because he is sad and doesn't know why. This morning I was going to leave to drive my daughter to school, his bus comes about 5 minutes after I leave and his dad was here with him to wait for the bus...he started crying again and didn't want me to leave. He doesn't want to eat because his stomach hurts. I know he is having a hard time adjusting to his new schedule, school bus comes at 7:10, new kids, new teacher...but he denies difficulty at school...says he just doesn't know why he is sad. Any ideas because now I am crying too!