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5 year old making noises.

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NationalExpress Thu 01-Sep-16 13:07:38

Ds is 5, he's recently started making little noises all the time, and sometimes moving his body or face when he does this (but this doesn't happen all the time).
Sometimes he knows he's doing it and says it feels nice, other times he doesn't have a clue.
We're ignoring it, but if anything it's getting worse.
Should I be saying something to him, or stopping him? Should I be concerned?

Jasonandyawegunorts Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:29

These are called tics make a note of when they started, if the continue over the next 6 months see your doctor.

It's absolutly common for children to develop Tics, in the short term they aren't a sign of anything and are not harmful, you son has motor tics, which is the movement and vocal tics which is the noise.

My guess is it's build up from him being stressed about school, You are correct in ignoring it, it's something he can't help.

NationalExpress Thu 01-Sep-16 13:34:07

Thank you.
He goes into year 1 next week and he is worrying about it. It took him a long time to settle into reception.

Nodney Thu 01-Sep-16 13:40:56

I took my DS (now 9) to the optician as, at 5 he developed an eye tic and I thought he might need glasses. The optician said 5-6 is the most common age for tics to start and they tend to just go. They did and my 9yr old has none now. However DS2 is 5 and has recently started a vocal tic. Like a PP said, I'd keep your eye on it for a few months and if it doesnt go, see your GP.

NationalExpress Thu 01-Sep-16 13:50:04

If it carries on what can the GP do?

Jasonandyawegunorts Thu 01-Sep-16 13:59:38

not much, but it can be a sign of Tourettes Syndrome if the tics continue for over 12 months. So doctors need to be told so they can document and keep an eye on it.

NationalExpress Thu 01-Sep-16 14:08:34

Ok thanks.

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