Joanna - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi all, my name is joanna, single mom, My son is 7 and since nursery age I have watched him with his obsessive behavioural patterns, For me, it all began when i noticed that my son never really scribbled he began drawing quite detailed pictures from an early age and got very frustrated when a line was out of place, he could barely talk but he also would carry his drawing pad around pushing it on anyones lap that wsa around to draw for him and if it did not look the way he wanted he would throw his self down and just cry, then came the trains everything was about Thomas the Tank engine, oh my goodness if the track did not line up! Then came the super heroes, body parts, where babies come from, inappropriate language (earlier this year, I almost had social services called by the school because his conversations are so adult like they believed he must have been exposed to something in the home but as you should all know once they are on to something it does not stop until it makes sense to them) at the moment he wants to be an egyptologist so, its all about the news and documentaries. The egyptians I can handle. but in the background he is mimicking sounds from the baby ant tv commercials which im not going to lie is driving me crazy at the moment and praying that it will pass some time soon.
Because of hs social behaviour he currently goes to drama therapy once a week so, that he can reflect himself.
I am currently at the stage, where I am very worried about his education because as he is "disruptive" (schools words not mine!) at school i feel that his behaviour is interupting with his work as i know that he is capable of so much more than he is producing right now. He has been at school for three years now and he has only been invited to 1 party from his school friends. There is i boy on class that has been told by his mum to stay away from him.
For years, i feel like no one has really listened to me or taken me seriously about this, one professional has told me that they believe he is a litle bit immature but will grow out of this. I'm not really keen on the idea of meds though!
Is there anyone out there who can share with me reasons as to what pushed them to investigate their childrens behaviour and tell me the steps that they took and what is the best way forward.