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does your dc move constantly even at quiet times?

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familyfun Mon 19-Sep-11 14:24:21

dd is 4.1 and enjoys a mix of charging round leaping on everything and sitting concentrating on jigsaws, reading anc writing. i have noticed lately that even when she is reading or writing quietly her legs are swinging backwards and forwards wildly or her one arm is literally waving around her head, she often falls off her chair as her movements are so huge. im wondering if she does this at school and im not sure ow she can concentrate really while rocking about so much?

wavingkitty Wed 21-Sep-11 20:26:43

Hi, just wanted to say that my dd, also 4, does this as well, although it has got a bit better in the last year. I have a friend whose dd does it as well.
Have you thought about asking the teacher if she does it at school? Sometimes they do behave differently there.

willowcrow Wed 21-Sep-11 20:42:11

Hi! My eldest did this ( hes now 17) and whilst it did stop being quite so frantic at around 8 - I can remember taking his for some facial x-rays and the radiologist getting quite cross that he wouldn't hold still. DS1 was adamant he wasn't moving! He clicks his finger and taps/raps the desk repeatedly when concentrating. He says it helps and he does tap/click faster when engrossed. School encouraged him to keep noise/tapping to a minimum but weren't too troubled by it _ He has 16 GCSE's - all above C grade and is currently doing A Levels. the twitches worsen if he tries to hold still!

butterflyexperience Wed 21-Sep-11 22:19:31

Dd is 3.5 and yes all the flipping time grin

Bugs me the most when I'm cuddling her and she keeps squirming - all I want is a nice cuddle god dam it!!

<ahem> blush

MotherOfHobbit Thu 22-Sep-11 08:32:02

Oh yes. I remember when I first went to view his nursery, I asked about how much outside play time they have because DS is very active, I was given a bit of a knowing smile and the comment: "Oh yes, they're all very active at that age."
Fast forward three weeks later, and same frazzled nursery worker telling me: " He's so active. He just doesn't stop.".
I remember thinking: I told you so. Didn't say it though. Poor woman looked exhausted.

familyfun Thu 22-Sep-11 11:43:22

she fell off her cahir twice at school so far for rocking after being told not to, apparently she wasnt rocking hmm

mrsbaffled Thu 22-Sep-11 12:11:23

My DS (7) ha always done this. We suspect he may be dyspraxic. He still falls off his chair. I didn't worry about it until recently but he's not really grown out of it.

familyfun Thu 22-Sep-11 21:16:30

what is dyspraxic sorry?
tonight she read her school book while swinging her leg back and forth and bouncing her bum on the sofa. at dinner she sat down knelt up sat down knelt up constantly whilst tapping the table and waving her fork, aaaagh

mrsbaffled Fri 23-Sep-11 09:47:12

hello, not at all suggesting your child is dyspraxic, just that I think mine is and he fidgets all the time.

Dyspraxia used to be called clumsy child syndrome. It effect the whole body, but is often shown in delays in physical things (eg my son struggles to dress, eat with a knife and fork, write ... up to a certain age this is normal, but he's never grown out of it) and clumsiness (like falling off chairs and bumping into things/falling over - the fidgeting is related to this, as dyspraxics can't quite tell where they are in space, and move all the time to get feedback to determine where their limbs are in relation to other things). And a lot of other symptoms (see link below):

familyfun Fri 23-Sep-11 10:27:13

dd is clumsy, walks into things, as does dp all the time, but she can dress, write, use knife and fork so i dont think she is, but thanks for link.

BleughCowWonders Fri 23-Sep-11 10:58:59

Yes, all the time!

Especially dancing in front of me when we're trying to walk along the road... Walking, turning round, side-stepping (and trying to hold a conversation!)

Never still for a moment, always clicking, playing with stuff, rocking things with feet!

Is completely normal for my ds, and he's just about to turn 9.

But concentrates beautifully at school, so I think he uses up all his 'stillness' there

familyfun Fri 23-Sep-11 13:59:53

9, oh i thought this was a temporary jigglyness, help.
when we walk to school she has to hold the pushchair as we go along a busy road, except she doesnt walk, she hopskotches so the pushchair gets pulled back and forward aaagh, then she hops so we are bouncing down the road, then she drag back so im pulling her too, then she rushes so im trying to hold er back, im knackered when i get home.

BleughCowWonders Fri 23-Sep-11 14:01:37

Me too. Always knackered..

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