I have a friend whose daughter is extremely bright (I think) and interested in creepy-crawlies (constantly collecting them and examining them and prodding them until they die, unfortunately, despite being stung and bitten and who knows what else).
Because of other behavioral issues (no dx as of now), I suggested that she encourage her kids' focus on these things to give her something to really do with her time and energy (there is an awful lot of it), and even create a space (maybe in a garage, and not her home!!) where her daughter can start keeping/raising something(s). She agreed that it might be a really good idea at this point, but has no idea where to start (and definitely doesn't want them in the house right now).
I know there's some experience here with snakes, and so thought I would ask how to help a young person (5 yo) start some sort of insect/reptile farm/pet/home (I have no idea what to call it, even)? I might pop over to the GE board and ask, but I feel like we need advice from people who might have a better idea of what would satiate an extremely "intense" child, if you get my drift.
Edited by 4kookiekids, 18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM.