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6 year old boy forgetting things

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uclaire Mon 07-Sep-09 12:56:19

Hi there

I have just recently noticed that my son appears to have short term memory loss and don't know whether or not to be worried about it. This morning he asked for glass of milk before breakfast, when he had only just finished a glass 10 minutes ago (and he had forgotten he had!), also last night he was sitting on the floor in his bedroom after a bath and said "is it time to have a bath yet?" !! Sadly the last example I am not sure if he really had forgotten or was winding me up!

Has anyone else come across this? I know he is not great at always paying attention, but I have only just noticed this particular development.
Many thanks

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 07-Sep-09 13:07:31

Could he be playing games with you? I know my dd is a little bugger for this sort of thing. She'll walk past me at home time at school or open her eyes in the morning and claim not to know who I am or where we are.

wheredidiputmyfone Mon 07-Sep-09 13:11:13

It's hard to say whether there's a medical prob that's causing this or it's just a normal behaviour, I suppose only you and your GP would know that.

I can only say that we genuinely thought our DD had some kind of hearing prob because she didn't hear what we were saying to her/kept forgetting what we'd asked her to do, and we did seriously think of taking her to the Drs. In the end it was just her getting distracted and having far better things to think about than putting her slippers on, whether she'd done her teeth hmm She's still not the best at focusing on what we're saying to her, but unless you really think there is a medical reason why he's doing this, it sounds pretty normal smile

wishingchair Mon 07-Sep-09 13:34:44

Seems like he's forgetting normal routine things that happen everyday. My dh has to take a tablet twice a day. The amount of times he calls to ask me if I can check if he's taken it or not ... it is so routine, you do it without thinking and therefore struggle to remember it.

If he starts forgetting the more unusual thing then I'd be worrying. I'd say he's probably just daydreaming whilst going through the normal morning/bedtime routine.

uclaire Mon 07-Sep-09 20:02:42

Thanks for the replies, yes the more I think about it, I think he is daydreaming and time passes him by! Although it could be partly teasing me...

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