Heidi - posted on 09/27/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Every few years my ten year old finds a new obsession. At two it was Thomas the tank engine. At 4 it was the weather. At 7 it was golf. Now at 10 and he has became "obsessed" with pro sports. When I say obsessed I mean it's all he talks about. He will only read books about sports figures, plays video games dealing with sports, and only wants sports equiptment for gifts. He is constantly interrupting me telling me every little thing that happens in his games, in every game on TV. He won't listen to me if I want to have a conversation about something else. Are these obessions just a sign of his intelligence or is it something else? How do I deal with it? To be constantly interupted to the point that I can't get anything accomplished with a subject that I don't have much of an interest in is starting to get to me. What do I do?