Help on trying to find out if my son has something wrong

Hi, I need some help trying to figure out if something is wrong with my 8 yr old son. So if those of you who have or know someone with some type of emotional or behavioral type of problem could you please tell

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  1. #1
    bergeronkids5
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    Hi,



    I need some help trying to figure out if something is wrong with my 8

    yr old son. So if those of you who have or know someone with some

    type of emotional or behavioral type of problem could you please tell

    me what the symptoms, characteristics, emotional physical traits

    would be. And what it is they have.



    I will also send a list of what is going on with him to try to

    explain what is going on. But I want to sit down with my husband and

    compile as must info as possible but right now I am stress my baby

    brother is getting married in less than month nothing is going right

    and my family is throwing, running the wedding, making the food etc.

    on none existent funds. Plus I have 5 young children ages 5, 6, 8,

    10 & 11.



    We had asked the doctor many yrs ago if something was wrong and she

    said no he was probably just a highly emotional child but did no test

    or looked any further than my question. When he was young he use to

    hit himself in the head or bang his head on the wall or floor. The

    doctor said it was nothing just his way of expressing himself.



    Like I said above I will write some more once I clear my head and try

    to organize my thoughts.



    But to other people who don't know him they think it is just another

    bratty misbehaving child.





    Thank You

    Christine








  2. #2
    Dee Bleau
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    My son is 16 and has been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD. I knew when he was little about the Adhd. He could not get through Barney without doing 50 million things. He also has recently been diagnosed with ODD. Opositional Defiant Diasorder. This is more complcated. since he is very moody and off the wall. Swears every word, fidgety. I can go on and on. You can do a search on line if you have an idea of what is going on. Then some sites have check lists. I would fill it out and bring it to the pediatrician,. At that point they should direct you to where ever you need to be seen for a correct diagnosis. i worked for health insurance and Dr. office before I left to be a SAHM. If you need anything please ask. i will wait until you post the symptoms that you are seeing. Hope this sort of helped. Dee

    bergeronkids5 <bergeronkids5@yahoo.com> wrote: Hi,

    I need some help trying to figure out if something is wrong with my 8
    yr old son. So if those of you who have or know someone with some
    type of emotional or behavioral type of problem could you please tell
    me what the symptoms, characteristics, emotional physical traits
    would be. And what it is they have.

    I will also send a list of what is going on with him to try to
    explain what is going on. But I want to sit down with my husband and
    compile as must info as possible but right now I am stress my baby
    brother is getting married in less than month nothing is going right
    and my family is throwing, running the wedding, making the food etc.
    on none existent funds. Plus I have 5 young children ages 5, 6, 8,
    10 & 11.

    We had asked the doctor many yrs ago if something was wrong and she
    said no he was probably just a highly emotional child but did no test
    or looked any further than my
    question. When he was young he use to
    hit himself in the head or bang his head on the wall or floor. The
    doctor said it was nothing just his way of expressing himself.

    Like I said above I will write some more once I clear my head and try
    to organize my thoughts.

    But to other people who don't know him they think it is just another
    bratty misbehaving child.

    Thank You
    Christine




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  3. #3
    Candy
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    Hi, Please email me privately and explain everything to me. I may be able to help.
    Candy


    On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:28 PM, bergeronkids5 <bergeronkids5@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Hi,

    I need some help trying to figure out if something is wrong with my 8
    yr old son. So if those of you who have or know someone with some

    type of emotional or behavioral type of problem could you please tell
    me what the symptoms, characteristics, emotional physical traits
    would be. And what it is they have.

    I will also send a list of what is going on with him to try to

    explain what is going on. But I want to sit down with my husband and
    compile as must info as possible but right now I am stress my baby
    brother is getting married in less than month nothing is going right
    and my family is throwing, running the wedding, making the food etc.

    on none existent funds. Plus I have 5 young children ages 5, 6, 8,
    10 & 11.

    We had asked the doctor many yrs ago if something was wrong and she
    said no he was probably just a highly emotional child but did no test

    or looked any further than my question. When he was young he use to
    hit himself in the head or bang his head on the wall or floor. The
    doctor said it was nothing just his way of expressing himself.

    Like I said above I will write some more once I clear my head and try

    to organize my thoughts.

    But to other people who don&#39;t know him they think it is just another
    bratty misbehaving child.


    Thank You
    Christine


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    Talea Ranker
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    <div style="font-family:garamond,new york,times,serif;font-size:14pt;"><div style="font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif;font-size: 14pt;">My son David is 9 and he still does bang his head from time to time when he's really upset. I have had him tested for ADD and he's been to counseling. They have all said there was nothing wrong with him other than needing a different outlet for anger. I have vivid memories of doing the same thing when I was young. My dh thought is a cutter and has been since high school. That is more serious and that's why I still recommend getting to a doc to find out for sure. I thought had even gone so far as to bite the back of my hands and pull hair out occasionally, not enough to cause problems though or even break the skin. I would take your son to a doctor to rule anything out like I did mine just to be on the safe
    side. David even went so far as to break a window with his head about a week or so ago. It scared all of us and I'll admit I tore his rear end up once I learned he was ok, then I held him and cried. Not my best moment, but it really scared the crap out of me. He had not even a scratch and the window is toast he was so lucky it didn't shatter only one small piece fell out while the huge shards stayed put. We taped it up until his Dad could remove it. I know with David having his Dad come off the road (he was trucking and stayed away from home up to 2 months at a time) has helped him. The difference is amazing. I know with me it was I didn't feel like I had a voice with my parents at all, nor did I feel like I had any control whatsoever in my own life. For David it was missing his Dad, for me it was the lack of control, for your son it may be something else. It's obvious though that something is
    bothering him. Talk to him and connect with him while you play games or take a walk something that doesn't scream "parents being nosy" see if you can see what's getting to him. I know it helped with David even before his Dad came home. We did things so he wouldn't miss him so much all the time and he felt connected to him. Anyway, I hope this helps.
    ~Tee

    ----- Original Message ----
    From: bergeronkids5 <bergeronkids5@yahoo.com>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 5:28:10 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Help on trying to find out if my son has something wrong



    Hi,


    I need some help trying to figure out if something is wrong with my 8

    yr old son. So if those of you who have or know someone with some

    type of emotional or behavioral type of problem could you please tell

    me what the symptoms, characteristics, emotional physical traits

    would be. And what it is they have.


    I will also send a list of what is going on with him to try to

    explain what is going on. But I want to sit down with my husband and

    compile as must info as possible but right now I am stress my baby

    brother is getting married in less than month nothing is going right

    and my family is throwing, running the wedding, making the food etc.

    on none existent funds. Plus I have 5 young children ages 5, 6, 8,

    10 & 11.


    We had asked the doctor many yrs ago if something was wrong and she

    said no he was probably just a highly emotional child but did no test

    or looked any further than my question. When he was young he use to

    hit himself in the head or bang his head on the wall or floor. The

    doctor said it was nothing just his way of expressing himself.



    Like I said above I will write some more once I clear my head and try

    to organize my thoughts.


    But to other people who don't know him they think it is just another

    bratty misbehaving child.


    Thank You

    Christine






  5. #5
    Jacqui Caruso
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    My younger cousin (who is highly intelligent) used to bang his head on the floor while playing and screaming his head off. Turns out he has an allergy to mayonnaise! He was about 5 or so when after much testing it was determined. He used to eat a sandwich for lunch every day. The sandwiches were cheese & mayo on white bread. As we all know mayo is made of mostly egg! He had also been fed tons of mayo rich side foods for his short (at the time) life span. Ricky was diagnosed that year with: allergy to eggs and ADHD. He would bang his head because he had a headache and no verbal skill to say what he was feeling. He started it at around age 6 months and it was not diagnosed until age 5.

    Good luck in your search,

    Jacqui


    On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:28 PM, bergeronkids5 <bergeronkids5@yahoo.com> wrote:

    We had asked the doctor many yrs ago if something was wrong and she
    said no he was probably just a highly emotional child but did no test

    or looked any further than my question. When he was young he use to
    hit himself in the head or bang his head on the wall or floor. The
    doctor said it was nothing just his way of expressing himself.

    Like I said above I will write some more once I clear my head and try

    to organize my thoughts.

    But to other people who don&#39;t know him they think it is just another
    bratty misbehaving child.


    Thank You
    Christine[/quote]



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    Susan Schmieg
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    If you want to email me privately, I have 3 spec.needs with mental health issues. 1 with autism, 1 with bipolar and OCD, and 1 with mood disorder/anxiety disorder/PDD. Might be able to give you an idea where to start.

    Sue
    smithspan@izoom.net

    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: bergeronkids5
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 5:28 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Help on trying to find out if my son has something wrong





    Hi,

    I need some help trying to figure out if something is wrong with my 8
    yr old son. So if those of you who have or know someone with some
    type of emotional or behavioral type of problem could you please tell
    me what the symptoms, characteristics, emotional physical traits
    would be. And what it is they have.

    I will also send a list of what is going on with him to try to
    explain what is going on. But I want to sit down with my husband and
    compile as must info as possible but right now I am stress my baby
    brother is getting married in less than month nothing is going right
    and my family is throwing, running the wedding, making the food etc.
    on none existent funds. Plus I have 5 young children ages 5, 6, 8,
    10 & 11.

    We had asked the doctor many yrs ago if something was wrong and she
    said no he was probably just a highly emotional child but did no test
    or looked any further than my question. When he was young he use to
    hit himself in the head or bang his head on the wall or floor. The
    doctor said it was nothing just his way of expressing himself.

    Like I said above I will write some more once I clear my head and try
    to organize my thoughts.

    But to other people who don't know him they think it is just another
    bratty misbehaving child.

    Thank You
    Christine









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  7. #7
    mem68
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    Christine, he is the middle child! Has something happened w/ him at school or home? Has his mood or grades changed? Have you noticed any changes in his bowel habits?
    Can you arrange some one on one time w/ him? Let him know that he is special! loved!!cared for!!
    My son is adopted,small for his age,smart,leadership +, but he has bullies pick on him for the last 2-3 years!!We did everything-counseling for the last 4 years,counseling at school,taking snacks,pencils to the bullies until my son decided to fight back-Then the school took on another roll w/him-It was horrible.I removed him from public school and put him into a private christine school (only 57 kids from kindergarden to 12 grades) It is not perfect but my son is not perfect either.But I fight for him when I think that he is right. He has spent 9 weeks in the private school.
    Today on summer vacation he again thanks me for changing schools. He was complaining of headaches,stomach aches,chest pains.
    Where can a child go for help if he can't get help from home?????????????????
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Susan Schmieg
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:51 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Help on trying to find out if my son has something wrong


    If you want to email me privately, I have 3 spec.needs with mental health issues. 1 with autism, 1 with bipolar and OCD, and 1 with mood disorder/anxiety disorder/PDD. Might be able to give you an idea where to start.



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    aardvark
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    What is your son's behavior like in other settings besides home? at

    school for example, or playing at a friend's house, or out in public

    (grocery store, etc.) How does he spend his spare time at home? What

    is his academic level? What does the teacher say, if you have shared

    these concerns?



    aardvark








 

 
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