Anyone else have a "spirited child" out there?

Carrie - posted on 11/18/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son will be 4 in January and we just found that he has a slight sensory sensitivity and is considered "spirited". Just looking for more moms out there with the same issues :-)

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Carrie - posted on 11/18/2011

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A spirited child is a normal child who is "more." More active, more tender, more sensitive, more emotional, more ethusiastic.
Spirited children are great fun - and exhausting - to raise when they are young.
There is a wonderful book about them. I've linked you to info about it.
http://www.parentchildhelp.com/SpiritedW...

This book has been wonderful and a God send...I
looking to find others out there who are dealing with same issues. He is not ADHD or autistic but has some sensory issues such as sounds. He gets "locked in" when playing and transitions are extremely hard for him. He definitely is bright and learns very quickly. My fear is that kindergarten will not be a challenge for him.

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Carrie - posted on 11/21/2011

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I would not keep him from kindergarten however he is already having a tough time being challenged and I'm just worried about him be "that" kid. The one that seems to get in trouble not because he's not listening but because he is but is processing information a different way. These kids are all too often called the "problem" child and I must admit that I felt the same way until I finally got some answers.

Amy - posted on 11/18/2011

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My son is a very bright child and though he hasn't been officially diagnosed I feel he has a sensory processing disorder so I do understand some of where you are coming from. He's in kindergarten this year and although he may not be as challenged as some of the other kids I feel as his mom he is still benefiting from kindergarten. He has some fine motor skill delays, and he can be somewhat socially akward around other kids since he relates more to adults, we sent him to pre-school for the same reason and it has proven to be very beneficial for him.

I wouldn't be concerned about whether or not he's going to be challenged, it sounds as though he needs kindergarten even if it's to learn how to transistion, and follow instructions from someone other then you.

Sharlene - posted on 11/18/2011

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Thanks for that ,Well you must be very blessed to have a wonderful child like that , I've never heard of it but I guess we learn somthing everyday ,And he must keep you extremley busy as well, My son has got autstim and his full of beans as well so I know how you must feel at the end of the day.Feet up and you time.Cheers

Sharlene - posted on 11/18/2011

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She probably mean's ' Gifted' maybe LOL. There's another threat going in school kids moms ,I quoiet about a gifted child.maybe ?????? Please get back to us with the answer . cheers

Jane - posted on 11/18/2011

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What does "spirited" mean? One of my kids was very active in sports an always on the go and was recently diagnosed as ADD. The other has been diagnosed for years as ADHD, ODD and Bipolar, with touches of Autism and sensory sensitivity. Neither one is the kind of kid to just sit around. Is that what they mean by "spirited"?

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