Does Anyone Have A Child Like This?
Hello! I am posting this thread about my soon to be 11yrs old son. He has Sesory Integration Dysfunction (SID) but is increasingly showing signs of perhaps something more. If any of what I will try to describe is anything someone has experienced with a child and what may help, please let me know. Thanks.
I will call my son Matt for this post.
Matt is a seemingly happy child that goofs around a lot and is a bit immature.
He is somewhat of a homebody- doesn't ususally like to go out except to McD or Pizza Hut. He sometimes has passed up bowling and movies.
When he passes you, Matt always says"Do I know you?" (even to though he does know)
Matt is an Honor student when he apllies himself.
The last time he had homework, he cried because he didn't want to put in the effort to figure it out, even with parental guidance & support. (the work wasn't hard.)
He does at times take a sleep aid because he has problems getting to sleep, though he only needs 8 hours. When he was a baby, he never took naps!
If he needs to be disciplined (a sibling gets hurt badly because he doesn't know when or how to stop) and is yelled at, Matt will crouch in an infantile position, cover his head and cry, as if he's the victim, even though a finger has even touched him.
He does not have attention problems.
He is a good kid that for the most part, uses his manners.
I just wonder if he's truely happy, or if it's a facade.
Matt has been to a physcologist, but doesn't like to talk, so nothing happens.
He is shy around adults, especially when talking about himself or asked questions of.
Matt has at times, a low self asteem, but acts as though he's on top.
Our family genes are not great, so I feel like I need to be aware of any abnormalties.
I always thought of all this as just part of the SID.
I just want Matt to be happy, but get a sense he's not. I do have ideas, but would like outside input to validate them.
Thanks for reading!
Mom of 4