My DS5 has always been quick to tears. As a toddler he didn't scream and kick and throw tantrums, he cried. He still cries. A LOT. Like, many times a day. Over any frustration.
Today he has cried because the dog was too close to him
Because I put him in time out for hitting the dog (actually, time out was just me taking away his tablet for a bit)
Because he couldn't figure out part of a game instantly
Because I found baby pictures of his and he doesn't want people to see him when he was a baby
That was between 8am and 11:30am
Not all days are this bad, today is definitely worse than usual. But seriously, what do I do about this? Or do I just accept it is who he is and work with it?
He can be very very sweet, cuddly, etc. But the crying thing....it's crazy.
I do think right now one factor in why it is worse may be allergies. It's the start of pollen season in Florida and we all have issues every feb-april. Unfortunately antihistamines make him even grouchier. I'll probably start them on daily Flonase now, and continue until the pollen lets up which may help. He's also a bit tired due to staying up a bit late to watch the olympics.
But this happens even without those factors, to a degree.
Edited to add: I am fairly sure this kid is the brightest of the bunch, intellectually. And the oldest tested well into the gifted range, so I expect this one would be even higher. My own IQ was in the genius level when tested forever and ever ago, not sure how accurate testing was back in the dark ages of the early 80s. So I'm a thinking part of this is the sensitivity that some gifted kids tend to show (in my experience). Also, oldest was diagnosed with Aspergers although this kid is nothing at all like his big brother, polar opposites.
Edited by ktgrok, 13 February 2018 - 12:02 PM.