Amanda - posted on 09/06/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )
My almost 9 year old son, has turned into a nail biter. He fidgets and cant seem to sit still at times, doesnt seem to be a real issue at school, but he has an amazing teacher also. He often refuses to do homework saying its too hard. Lately I noticed he has benn kind of clinching his hands in a fist like way and feeling his fingertips with his thumbs. As a baby he had hearing lost the first year of life due to fluid build up and would often bang his head from side to side while in his crib to go to sleep, he has otherwise developed normally. He gets good grades, just takes encouragement to get him going. His teachers do say he sometimes talks at inappropriate times and is disorganized. Never really was too concerned until this year, as things arent improving (always just attributed to his age and development) He is the 3rd of 4. Any suggestions or advice?