DEAR DEIDRE: SOMETHING is wrong with my son.
He’s 11 but a lot of the time he runs around like a screaming toddler.
For more advice from Dear Deidre
No issue is too small, too large or too embarrassing. Read our personal replies here.
- Dear Deidre on Mental Health
- Dear Deidre on Identity
- Dear Deidre on Debt and Money
- Dear Deidre on Work
- Dear Deidre on Health and Wellbeing
- Dear Deidre on Addiction
He’s always been like this but I thought he would change.
He has a brother aged 15 and a sister who’s eight. Even she seems more mature.
He’s not doing well in school either.
I hoped he’d find other kids at a similar stage when he joined a new school in September but he doesn’t seem to have any friends. It breaks my heart.
My family were together at Christmas and even my father and sister said he seemed immature.
I don’t know whether to take him to the doctor to see if something is going on underneath the surface.
Get in touch with Deidre
Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.
Send an email to [email protected]
You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.
Most read in Dear Deidre
I saw my best man with his hand up my new wife’s wedding dress
Husband and family give me everything and I still cry every day
New date has put me off by going to the loo in front of me
Slum council flat is not fit to live in and my health is suffering
DEIDRE SAYS: He is different from his peers and siblings – and as his mum, you know him best.
He may simply be young for his age but sometimes behaviour like this can be a symptom of ADHD.
Often children with autism display similar behaviour.
Talk to your GP to get an accurate assessment for him. His school may be able to help too.
If you want further information on ADHD to do some research yourself, check out adhdfoundation.org.uk, which can offer screening and practical support, and the National Autism Society (autism.org.uk).
NEXT IN TODAY'S DEAR DEIDRE I came out as gay five years ago and still can't find a partner
READ DEIDRE'S STORIES Sadie gets suspicious as Lily plans her birthday with boyfriend Mark
GET IN TOUCH How the page works and how to contact us
Source: Read Full Article