I have a Eight Year Old Who Is very Sensitive and who Cries Alot Every day Any suggestions on what I should try?I have tried Everything.

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Maureen - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi to all the brave moms! I am new to the group and it is amaizing to find that suddenly you are not an isolated case!

These little sensitive boys seem to show lots of signs of SID. My son too, was diagnosed with SID a while back and being from South Africa where resources and skills and tools are fairly limited, I was amazed at what was in place already in the states regarding early intervention programmes, parent advocate org's and assigned case workers including OT's, Speach therapists and Special Ed programmes at schools to accommidate these special kids. It sometimes saddens me to think that regarding this - south Africa still has such a very far way to go! To these little eight year olds moms - I would like to encourage you to keep on searching - trust your instincts - if you know something is not the way it should be, keep on searching for the answer. I had no idea that such a thing as Sensory Intergration Disorder existed, all I knew was that Daniel was having a hard time regarding surtain issues and I couldnt make a break through and needed to find the solution. Did I find it? No - I didnt - what I did find is that my third little one of two years also seem to follow in her brothers footsteps and that SID is a learning curb for moms! It doesnt come with a manual and it sticks its head out in the most unimaninable places - we sometimes have great days, great weeks and then we have "those days" and what I have found most difficult is not ALWAYS being able to differentiate between symptomes of SID and a little seven year old acting up! As some of the previous posts mentioned: Brushing became my best friend and gives the quickest results and is definetely worth looking into as I am sure so is diet changes which is my next aim(but I still need to do a lot more research on this one) since GFCF diets seem to be the miracle we are all waiting for. What ever is your miracle, Latisha, I do encourage you to keep on searching for it and not to give up...even if it turns out to be a never ending story...

Barb - posted on 05/01/2009

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Try reading The Out of Sync Child. My son was recently diagnosed with sensory integration disorder and he is currently receiving occupational therapy. It's amazing how this book answered many of my questions!

Erin - posted on 04/23/2009

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Yay!!! I'm not alone out there!! I was the same way as a child and still am a little sensitive and not crying very often. At 8 years old, my teacher would call on me to answer a question and I would cry, I would get mad and I would cry, have a melt down-cry, everything made me cry. Looking back I just have to laugh, I'm nothing like i was then.

My put my on adderall at 7 for my AAHD, I when to a Children's psychlogist at around the same time, for a couple of year (that helped alot), In 5th grade I went to a psychiatrist and at the 2nd half of the school year I was put on prosac for depression and anxiety disorder. That's when things really changed, My mom didn't tell anyone at school I was on new meds, cuz she wanted to see if they saw a real difference. Prosac takes about 3 to 6 months to tell if it's working and you use to take it everyday for it to help. 2 or 3 months after being on the prosac my mom got a call from two if my teachers and my principal, saying things like Erin looked at me, smiled and said hi, what going on? And she's talking in class and answering questions, are you doing something different? Then my mom knew it was working. In middle school i got an detention for talking in class, it got back to my elem. school and my teachers all cheered! Year by year I got better and more out going. Now I'm 26 with a 21month old little girl and am only on the adderall. My childhood and adulthood have been completely different, and if it wasn't for my mom getting me help, i really think i'd be the same sensitive cry baby.

I hope this helps and if you have any question you can email me on here. My mother would also talk to you i'm sure.

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Courtney - posted on 06/11/2009

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My 4 yr old son, has adhd,and at-risk for autism,he has alot of behavioral challenges but recently noticed him acting severely over-emotional but found out that it was obviously the meds we keep trying for his adhd,and aggression. Can't find a med that will calm him and slow his little body down and help alleviate his symptoms. Anyone that can help, would love to hear from you! I have tried alot too! Hopefully we can find something that works!

Ginger - posted on 05/22/2009

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You might also have the thyroid tested my little girl started this also and her thyroid had gone from a .4 to a 4.17! The thyroid can cause alot of problems like depression and other things also. I did not know about the singulair causing depression she is actually on that definely need to switch to something else.

Patricia - posted on 05/22/2009

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Quoting Carrie:

I dont have any idea's but I am in the same boat. I have an 8 year old son with ADHD. He is very over sensitive, has low self esteem and cries at the drop of a hat. On the other side of the spectrum he is smarter then most kids his age, and when not crying/fighting/arguing is a joy to be around. I think I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I have ignored the situation, over punished ect and it doesn't seem to phase him. If you get any advice please let me know.


My son is seven years old and is ADHD.  He has had the same problem like your son.  Adam cries alot over the littlest things.  He sees a Pshycoligist to deal with his emotions which has helped .  His Psch. Doctor has said kids with ADHD usually need counseling to deal with their feelings.  If your son is on any medication for his ADHD it could excellerate his thinking process and emotions.  Good luck to you trying to deal with everything.  I know from personal experince it isn't easy.

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My 7 yr old daughter was like that last year, we were ready to take her to a psychologist when I read an article that Singulair (her allergy meds) can cause depression, anxiety and thought of suicide. We took her off it immediately, and what a difference. We tried Claritin and it also affected her badly. She now takes Zyrtec before bed and is doing fine. Check any meds your child is taking for possible side effects.

Shaely - posted on 05/20/2009

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I would suggest having some allergy testing done. With our oldest he had ADHD and by slight changes in his medication no more tears. Our second oldest was diagnosed with nothing but was so sensitive looking at him would cause tears. Turns out he is Lactose intolerant....................no milk................no tears. Foods cause different reactions for different people it is worth a try...........

Michelle - posted on 05/18/2009

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TAlk to an occupational theraist about Brushing Protocol and Joint Compressions. My daughter has this done due to sensory issues and they told me it helps their brain calm down when overwhelmed. Give it a shot.

Diane - posted on 05/01/2009

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I have a 12 yr old who still is sensitive maybe get your child a thier own pet it calms her down. Even my son was having problems with his natural father he turned to his cat for counselling. Sometimes they just need to be wanted or they can't discribe what is bothering them. this will also help build thier confidence. Remember to give them a choice you and your family would be ok about; you don't want something and then have to get rid of it a week later.

Can't afford a pet look in kijiji.com under pets or free stuff.

Latisha - posted on 04/24/2009

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Yeah We have Done counseling And She was Diagnosed with Nothing.My Mom says as I was a child I was Like That alot to.So its Probably Something she will Grow Out Of.Everyone she is around Is very good to my children It Any other way.Thanks For Your Comment.I did check all those things too.

Latisha - posted on 04/24/2009

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Thanks,I will Let you Know If I find Anything Out.I Just say she will Grow out of it.

Juliet - posted on 04/23/2009

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I suppose it would depend on the already diagnosed conditions that the children have. Also you may want to see about looking at their diet and figuring out if there needs to be some adjustments. Could they have depression, or are they being abused in any way by anyone in their life right now? Or in the past? Perhaps counseling would help; check with your school to see where you could take them that would be covered under your insurance.

Carrie - posted on 04/22/2009

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I dont have any idea's but I am in the same boat. I have an 8 year old son with ADHD. He is very over sensitive, has low self esteem and cries at the drop of a hat. On the other side of the spectrum he is smarter then most kids his age, and when not crying/fighting/arguing is a joy to be around. I think I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I have ignored the situation, over punished ect and it doesn't seem to phase him. If you get any advice please let me know.

Carrie - posted on 04/22/2009

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I dont have any idea's but I am in the same boat. I have an 8 year old son with ADHD. He is very over sensitive, has low self esteem and cries at the drop of a hat. On the other side of the spectrum he is smarter then most kids his age, and when not crying/fighting/arguing is a joy to be around. I think I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I have ignored the situation, over punished ect and it doesn't seem to phase him. If you get any advice please let me know.

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