Worried Mom

Evette - posted on 02/28/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Recently, my nine years old seems to forget what he is about to say. Sometimes even mid sentence. I sometimes help him by prompting what he may have wanted to say. Sometimes it helps some sort not. He doesn't seem to be bothered much about it. Has anyone experienced this and how did you address it?

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Evette - posted on 02/28/2016

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Judy I wish it was but it's more than that. Hope all gets sorted sooner than later.
Thanks

Evette - posted on 02/28/2016

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It's sounds likely Mary Anne and his school is arranging a meeting with child psychologist to look into what's going on in his mind and how to support him as he's clearly got some issues going on. Should hear from them hopefully this week. He's such a happy and funny little boy most of the time but this horrible reality of his senseless dad pops up. ( I never curse or badmouth his dad within earshot).

Jodi - posted on 02/28/2016

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In addition to what others have said, forgetfulness and inability to organise thoughts is also a symptom of a testosterone boost (i.e. beginnings of puberty). Testosterone really does do this to boys brains.

MaryAnn - posted on 02/28/2016

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Sometimes forgetfulness is a symptom of depression or anxiety. Sounds like he has a lot going on. Is there any counselling available to him? Maybe at school or with the doctor, or a church if youre involved?

Evette - posted on 02/28/2016

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Hello Mary Ann

Yes he has been showing other behaviour recently too. He's very angry as his dad has withdrawn his contact time. Although it was a scarce once every weekend. He usually phones sometimes but has stopped and my son feels he doesn't love him anymore. I try to get him to focus one myself and all the other people around that shows him abundance of love. But dad's attention and contact seems to override this. He sometimes verbalise that he misses his dad and cries. I've tried getting his dad to understand his effect on him but it falls on deaf ears. I know it's going to be tough as I can't get his dad to do what he doesn't want to do. Most importantly I don't want his father to come back ad hoc into his life upset him and sos off again.

MaryAnn - posted on 02/28/2016

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Any other unusual behaviours? If not, he could just be excited or distracted.

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