Hi, she is 6 years old and has a developmental delay of approx 2 years. She's also being assessed for ASD.
Recently, she's finding it hard to control her emotions. She crys if she hears certain types of music, usually soft love songs or classical. She'll have tears down her cheeks and say "that reminds me od Daddy, I miss Daddy". This is when he's at work. She does get to see him for 3 full days a week and he's in the mornings and evenings for a short time. She is home educated, and my DH has days off durig the week.
She tends to go from really hyper, laughing hysterically, making silly noises and jumping about, to very quiet and emotional. There hasn't been any changes that I can think of.
This doesn't happen every day but is becomming more frequent. It's nearly always music that sets her off, but she loves music. It's her favourate thing of all time.
Should I not let her listen to this kind of music? She doesn't cry every time, I suppose it depends how she's feeling. She can easily go from laughing to crying at times.
Is there any way of keeping her on more even keel? I do feel sorry for her when she's upset as it definatly isn't in any way put on. I'll give her a cuddle and talk to her about it and try to re assure her. Is that all I can do?
Hmm my dd is bit similar she is 7 and has ADHD and traits of AS. Maybe it's their age?? She will listen to Justin Bloody Bieber love songs in her room and burst into tears telling me she misses her nanny - who lives 4 hour away. If I so much as raise my voice she cries and says she misses her dad who works fulltime. I def think it may be their age. Thinking about it she has for better in recent weeks so maybe we are coming to the end of it - god I hope so!
my DH has just told me that this morning she was crying because she wasn't keen on the new book I'd bought her. She said "I feel so sad because mummy spent her pennies on it and she works hard to get pennies. I feel sad for her". She also said "I try to like it, but I just don't". (Bless her)
Thanks everyone. She is gorgeous! She's always been a very deep thinker and very in tune with how people are feeling. She always knows if I'm not feeling great, even though I try to hide it.
She may have her problems, but everyone who meets her loves her, she has such a sunny personality and will chat away to anyone. She's also very quick to help anyone who might need it. (weather they want her too or not sometimes)
I think her personality and attitude to life will hopefully see her through.