Kelly - posted on 08/02/2013 ( 15 moms have responded )
My son is almost 6 and has been diagnosed with ADHD, believe he has mixed receptive-expressive language disorder and he has some autism qualities about him as well.
He is a good problem solver but would rather be inside and playing with toys, watching tv, or on my phone, computer or playing a game.
When I was younger my parents couldn't keep me inside! My nephew who is one month apart from my son enjoys being outside, running, playing etc and my son will literally say after a while its to hard. He's not as coordinated but he just doesn't want to try. He also gets so easily embarrased, for instance he wanted to give up throwing the ball back and forth between me, him and my nephew because he couldn't catch it or throw it well or as good as my nephew. He pays attention to things like this and will quit before he'd continue and keep trying. When he gets upset over something small like this hell walk off go into his room and come back out when he's cooled off, usually pouts/cries.
I want him to be more active and enjoy doing so, but I also know being harsh doesn't work with him and don't know how else to get him
To do things and enjoy it. Is this just who he is? I feel if I try to shove it on him then it will cause him to back away even further from enjoying things that cause him to enjoy being outside and active. We took him fishing and he couldn't get it down after the first 2-3 tries so he gave up :/ its just things like this that I don't know how to help him want to keep trying, just zero motivation. I literally have to MAKE him and he will but he won't 'try' anymore he just does it cause I said so.
Does anyone else have a child like this and if so what did you do? How can I make him enjoy things like this? I know I can't and should not compare him to myself as a child or his nephew, I just don't understand honestly. I also realizes he has some problems but idk that motivation is being affected them. Thanks for getting through this and letting me vent a little.