is my son developing a mental illness of some sort???

Nolwazi - posted on 08/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my 3year old (turning four in september 7) worries me so much..... He has this thing he does, don't think he can control it, when he is on his own. He flaps his hands and roll his eyes and make faces as though he has a mental problem. I just cant explain it but he does it when i leave him to sleep, or give him space to play.



I took him to the doc but he just said he will outgrow it and didn't explain what it might be or what causes it but i dont think he will outgrow... dont know where to go for help. I usually call out his name for him to stop doing it and he does stop but does it again when theres nothing keeping him busy so thats what i do always keep him busy.

Advice me please

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Connie - posted on 08/28/2012

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I don't know if i would totally ignore the hand flapping...it is one of many signs of autism.I'm not trying to scare you or diagnose your child,there are many articles on-line for you to learn when to be concerned and maybe a visit to another doctor might be a good idea,

Michelle - posted on 08/27/2012

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I would say he thinks it is fun and is doing it to entertain himself, also when he starts doing it he gets your attention so either way he is being entertained I wouldn't worry about it and just ignore it eventually he will get bored with it and stop.

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