Posted by Debi
on March 10, 2000 at 00:06:53:
I am seeking advise on my 6 1/2 year old son who has mild/moderate Cerebral Palsey (Spastic Diplesia).His hips and legs are affected. He is handsome, charming, and has many friends. He has always been pleasant and easy going. Over the past year, however, he has become increasingly demanding and cries easily when he does not able to get exactly what he wants. He comes from a very loving and supportive home with both parents and a sister who love him, however, does not get his way just because he cries. We don't know whether this is just a stage or the frustration of his disability finally coming out. He uses a walker and also forearm crutches to get around. He also has a wheelchair for long distances. Has anyone else had similar problems with children? Any advise would really be appreciated.