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14 year old ds

(8 Posts)
Snap8TheCat Mon 04-Dec-17 19:07:13

He still falls off his bike when cycling to and from school reasonably regularly, is there anything that could be causing it? Should I be worried?

Grimmfebruary Mon 04-Dec-17 19:09:06

I had dreadful balance until I was 24 because of inner ear problems. He might just be clumsy. Boys grow that fast they arent spacially aware of how long/big their limbs are!

Snap8TheCat Mon 04-Dec-17 19:30:50

I don’t think it’s his ears, certainly never had any ear issues thus far (dd has so I would think it likely if it was her) and he hasn’t hit puberty yet so still on the small at around 5’6”.

Snap8TheCat Mon 04-Dec-17 19:31:35

Clumsy does fit him though. Can people just be clumsy or is there a cause?

Nemesia Mon 04-Dec-17 19:32:43

Google dyspraxia and see if he has any other symptoms.

Snap8TheCat Mon 04-Dec-17 20:02:51

Thanks- just had a quick look and nothing jumps out at me. Ds2 has dyslexia and probably fits more of those criteria tbh.

Ds1 is very organised, has great concentration and apart from struggling socially (which is more a confidence/ anxiety thing) he seems ok on that front.

Nemesia Mon 04-Dec-17 20:12:04

He could just be clumsy then! I know I was very clumsy as a teenager and I was worse at certain times of the month too- but that won't apply to your son wink

Snap8TheCat Mon 04-Dec-17 20:16:36

Haha yes I’m definitely hoping it is just that! He had another fall today and I couldn’t help but look at him and go ‘Really?!!’

Just wanted to check I wasn’t missing anything!

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