Philile - posted on 05/22/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
i recently learnt of a condition called selective mutism. I'm not sure what exactly it is but some websites describe it as a psychological disorder, which seems a bit extreme.
my 3 year old boy is a very happy child especially at home in an familiar environment, with his cousins and those friends that he knows. But when he gets to town or where there are a lot of people, he becomes extremely withdrawn, it's painful. He fiddles with his ear and clings onto mummy. I worry because he seems to have an inordinate fear of people, noise, etc. he is even afraid of playing on these big toys like moving cars and i feel like he will lose out on his life.
has any mother gone through such and am I overreacting? will he change and become less sensitive with time?