So my eldest son is 7, for the last week I have noticed a strange sound he's been making, at first I only noticed it when we ate together and though he was just enjoying the food.
However tonight we sat down and watched a movie together and he's been doing it constantly and says he can't help it, I'm in another room right now and he's still doing it. It's like a hm hm hm hm noise in short little bursts, it's not overly loud, but I'm concerned! What on earth should I do or has anyone else's child done this??
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08-06-2012 19:41 #1
7 year old son making involuntary noises
08-06-2012 19:50 #2Senior Member
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Maybe he's getting a cold and his sinuses are all blocked.
08-06-2012 20:12 #3
I don't have any personal experience with this, but maybe it's a vocal tic? From what I understand they can be transient ( lasting only a short while). Not sure of the reasons though.
I can understand why you would be worried, but it may be quite harmless. Best of luck
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08-06-2012 20:19 #4
Yep, sounds like a vocal tic to me. As I understand they can often start at around seven years of age. They can be transient (caused by stress/anxiety) or on-going. If it continues for a while you may want to take him to a GP who may refer you on to a specialist.
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08-06-2012 20:39 #5
My 8 year old makes noises allllllllllllllllll the time. It's infuriating.
08-06-2012 21:47 #6
I stopped doing it when I turned 21... I still do it when I wash my face. It's something I don't even notice doing but DH always laughs at me.
08-06-2012 21:48 #7
My DH has vocal tics... And they are a absolutely out of control when he's stressed.. Lots of lip popping and throat clearing.
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08-06-2012 22:19 #8
I've seen some posts from you recently - I think your partner is currently touring in the US? Maybe your son is picking up on some of the stress and missing your partner? I hope it's just 'one of those things' that goes away on its own.
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09-06-2012 05:41 #9
Thanks ladies, I did originally think he was getting a cold but it's been a week and still no cold.
He slept with me last night so I could keep an eye on him and it doesn't happen when he's sleeping.
But I think many of you could be right, especially the last poster, he says every now and then how much he misses him, but I haven't noticed he was upset or anything, maybe he's holding it in.
I might take him to the dr Monday and see what he thinks.
Thanks so much ladies. I just googled vocal tics.
10-06-2012 08:08 #10
Maybe try talking to him about how he's feeling with your partner away, see if he'll open up a bit. Also maybe get you partner to chat to him over the phone or on Skype or something so he feels more connected - might help ease his stress a bit.
Good luck, I'm sure the GP will be able to give you some useful advice.
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