obsessive with one thing

Lisa - posted on 12/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




my son have SPD/Adhd/anexity

he live, eat, and breath Dinosaurs he took a short break over the summer but something set it off again and it been 5months now I talk ti dr but she just up his anexity meds i took them away but that just like the worse thing ever he really just does not do anything thats not dinosaurs I mean it when i say everything toys ,books,games ,act like one sounds

please anyone input and help

people really dont understand I am really try to I love him so much



Leslie - posted on 12/21/2010




OCD comes in many shapes and forms...My daughter has the typical type that involves rituals and repetitive behaviors. My son has the obsessive thought type...He has obsessions that last for years. It started as soon as he could talk. A child with OCD needs a combination of medication AND behavioral therapy to learn to break the cycle of obsessive thought. You might start with a book called "When Your Brain Gets Stuck" It is child friendly and will also help you understand what it going on. OCD occurs frequently with SPD, ADHD, and anxiety. You might also consider going to a pediatric neurologist.

Armanda - posted on 12/19/2010




Hi Lisa,
My son had a long obsession with cars, trucks, and trains, for about a year. Then it changed to Star Wars/ robots. Now he is going between cars and robots. I don't really have too much advice for you. I just tried to incorporate other activities with his obsession. For example, we would paint with his cars or build roads/ tunnels with blocks for his cars to drive on or park in. Maybe you could have him dip the dinosaurs feet in paint and make dinosaur tracks. You could bury small dinosaurs in sand, rice, or beans and let him find them. ( A good sensory activity.) This may open up areas of new interest for him. He might feel the most comfortable and safe when he plays with his dinosaurs. Including them in new situations may make them less scary. I hope this is a little helpful. I know how frustrating these obsessions can be. If i have to play robots one more time I just may lose my mind!! How old is your son? Mine is almost 3. If you are not happy with your doctor's response to your concerns for your child, you can always get a second opinion.


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Lisa - posted on 12/19/2010




he is 9 years old this have been a long things we had trains ,star wars ,sharks

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