LadyAberlin Posted July 16, 2009 Share Posted July 16, 2009 My ds is 5.5 and he is really smart and has been highly interested in human anatomy and botany for many years. He wants to be an eye doctor. But he is extremely hyper. I've tried to take him to a homeschool music class and they dance to the music and act songs out etc. But that just winds him up and he can't calm down. Others will be twirling and he is like a tornado and bumps into people and pays no attention to it. He has a lack of empathy when people get hurt and and shows no remorse when he is disciplined. It doesn't matter the type of punishment. He wants to know how long it will last and that is all he cares about. Also if another adult besides me and sometimes with me tries to grab his arm to calm him down and talk to him about his behavior he generally is flailing about and doesn't even seem to register what is being said to him. Sometimes he will purposely make his face into the blank look and and do this blank stare so it seems like he isn't even listening to what you are saying. He really likes other children, but he doesn't understand personal space and is always wanting to hug or tickle them or sit right next to him and he doesn't get that they don't want him draped on them unless they flat out push him away and tell him to stop and even then sometimes that doesn't work. Also when he was an infant he wouldn't make eye contact and we discovered he was being overstimulated by me having either the TV on or the radio for background noise. Once I started keeping the house quiet he started making eye contact. Anyway I don't want to make him out to be a monster. I love him even with all these oddities. But I kind of figured he'd out grow this and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. My younger son who is almost 3 is very remorseful when in trouble and seems to understand people better than my oldest and so it is really starting to make my older son's issues stand out much more. Has anyone dealt with a child like this? How have you handled it and is there anything in particular that seemed to work really well when dealing with these issues? Thanks:bigear: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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