Tsutsie Posted January 7, 2012 Share Posted January 7, 2012 Urgh, my son is making me crazy. This sounds harsh, I know it, but trying to word it differently is going to take to much effort! First of, if you look at my singature, you'll see that we school a lot for such a little guy. I have gotten a lot of flack for that and understand that kids his age needs less, more time to play, etc. The reason I'm doing so much is because he is at least doing something then. This kid DOES NOT PLAY! Not cars, trains, lego, puzzles, tinkertoys, science stuff - you name it! He will look at it, fiddle around with it for 10 minute, than put it down, never to return. After 5 minutes in a toy store, he complains about being bored and wanting to go home. He will just follow me around, talking and complaining about being bored. Nagging to visit friends, or to have friends come over. He plays fine in a group and has no social issues. Of late, I'm seeing him sort of going of on the side of the action, as the other kids are using their imaginations and playing some sort of game which he does enjoy. He reads well, but will not pick up a book in the middle of the day as something to do. He as ALWAYS, ALWAYS been like this. Since he was a baby, people would tell me to put him down and let him play with the blocks, etc. Ppfftt - he'd just scream. I tried all the methods for getting a child to play by themselves, to no avail. If I ask him to build an airplane (if I don't tell him what to build, he'd just whine about not knowing what to build) out of lego, he'd complain that it is to difficult and would not even try. So with most things. Puzzles, Tinkertoys, blocks. He is just not interested in ANYTHING and has 0 imagination! Any ideas? I'm so sad for him - what a way to waste a childhood. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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