You poor things. My only thought is to try get him into the pediatrician earlier if possible - perhaps ring and tell the receptionist his behavior is escalating and ask if you can go on a cancellation list to try and get in sooner.
Or if that's no good your community nurse may know some behavior management programs in your area to get some interim help.
I have a spirited boy who loves his routine so I can begin to imagine what you are going through, find some extra patience if you can and good luck.
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31-08-2013 08:57 #11
31-08-2013 08:59 #12
Just wanted to say that if you want an appointment sooner perhaps look into seeing a behavioural psychologist instead? I tried for ages to get in with a paed with no luck. It was only a 2 week wait to get in and see the psych though.
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31-08-2013 09:03 #13
He sounds IDENTICAL to my son (4 years old), except for the eye contact...my son makes a lot of eye contact. Prior to mid-year I just assumed he was very spirited/independent. I have read "Raising your spirited child" and it's the most perfect description of my son. However, I have booked an appointment with a child psychologist for September, because I am noticing a lot of other behavioural issues lately and it's all worsening a great deal. It could be based on family changes, but I would like to speak to a psychologist either way.
Good luck - I know how incredibly draining/exhausting it can be
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31-08-2013 09:36 #14
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31-08-2013 09:40 #15
Good luck op.
31-08-2013 09:59 #16
What I was wanting to contribute before OP was that my DD1 exhibited some of these behaviours from 18 months but grew out of them by 5 (after her first year of school). I also question whether she grew out of the behaviour or taught herself to behave how she perceived others wanted her to.
Hope you can get some answers.
31-08-2013 20:01 #17
Thank you everyone. I'm new all this stuff! No idea what to do, I have been looking on google for a child behavioural psychologist in the Brisbane/Gold Coast area. Will I need a referral for an appointment?
Like you Witwicky I have always thought DS1 was a little quirky/spirited. But it just seems to getting worse. He has never had a care free type of personality. He is really highly strung.
02-09-2013 17:25 #18
We have booked DS1 to a place called Kooky Kids Clinic, in 3 weeks time. The GP gave us a referral today for this place. They have a multidisciplinary board at the clinic aswell. He is booked in with a child psychologist. Thanks everyone for your suggestions
02-09-2013 17:48 #19
Good to hear! Let us know how it goes
02-09-2013 18:54 #20
Following also as I'm watching my son who is 2 and has a bio brother who is autistic.
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