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Anyone else's child a Clark Kent type? Superhuman strength & feels no pain?

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Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 18-Aug-07 16:01:56

Just wondered. We've called DS Clark Kent since he was a baby because of his amazing toughness and just wondered how common it is. He's 2y6m and I sometimes wonder if it's connected to his other behavioural oddness (waiting for referral to investigate).

PersonalClown Sat 18-Aug-07 16:07:22

Ds has ASD and has a very high threashold for pain.
When he smashed his tooth out, he cried till the ambulance turned up then was quiet for the rest of the weekend being examined by doctors/dentists/plastic surgeons!
He's now 5.5 and feels a bit more but is happy with the reassurance that comes after the 'hurt'.

kinki Sat 18-Aug-07 16:13:01

My little ds2 is 2.6 also. I'm not sure he has superhuman strength, but he is extremely agile. But I'm replying because like your lo, he feels no pain, well very little anyway. He was at least 9 mths old before we were convinced he could feel any pain at all. I've got quite a high pain threshold and had always thought it was connected to that. Other than this he seems a regular little lad.

Nemo2007 Sat 18-Aug-07 16:16:58

all of mine are a bit like this. however they also go to the other extreme and something little or insignificant can cause wailing like they are being strung up

squeakybub Sat 18-Aug-07 16:28:52

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Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 18-Aug-07 18:19:52

LOL, my DS is also what you'd call a brick sh**house! Jumped 2 centiles for weight once he started walking - all of it muscle.

coppertop Sat 18-Aug-07 22:11:43

This sounds like my ds (4.5yrs). He's always been incredibly strong and agile. By the time he was 3 he looked like a miniature bodybuilder but had the agility of a cat. His pain threshold is a bit weird. The things you expect him to find painful are things he doesn't even notice, but things that you think would be fine are the things he screams about. He doesn't feel the cold either. He was well known for stripping off his clothes outdoors in the middle of winter and running off in just a nappy. A lot is probably due to his ASD but some of it is just ds2 being ds2 IYSWIM.

deegward Sat 18-Aug-07 22:21:54

Ds2 now 4.5 can fall over really hard, scrape or cit self and jsut get up and say "never mind" Also in middle of winter will not wear vest, and only wears coat if absolutely has to. Used to carry coat with me to prove I was not a bad mother!

ds1 now 7.5 has always,and still does scream for any small amount of pain, and rolls around aka dying swan at sight of blood.

Its wud be a sare faict (sp) if we were all the same!

Desiderata Sat 18-Aug-07 22:25:26

Not just ASD, although I believe it's quite common within the spectrum.

My ds has inherited my father's high threshold of pain. It's just 'never mind, it'll get better soon,' (with blood pouring down his face).

He also can't stand blankets or clothes. He stands out in the rain for hours (he's 2.9), and can lift things I struggle to pick up. He's wiry rather than big, but he's a little buster all the same!

Bouquetsofdynomite Sun 19-Aug-07 18:50:33

Precious First Born factor is a factor with mine re pain threshold. You leap forward with attention before the PFB's decided how much to react, whereas Overlooked Second Child picks himself up and dusts down while you're overseeing a splinter on PFB.

Surfermum Sun 19-Aug-07 18:56:11

DD never bats an eyelid when she falls over or hurts herself, and she has never cried when she's had an injection. In fact I worried that they'd missed or something as there was no reaction.

She's another who doesn't feel the cold -she is never under her duvet and had her first dip in the sea this year with no wetsuit at the end of March.

And she's a quite stocky in stature too.

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