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Am I right to worry? DS (nearly 6yo) VERY fidgety almost never still. .. except when asleep....

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MummyTheGregor Sat 19-Dec-15 09:32:06

Hi lovely MNers,

My DS will bounce around all the time, and is just so easily distracted...

He's in year 1 and on track with reading went to watch him in gymnastics and everyone else was sitting listening to the teacher and he was wiggling and bouncing and rolling around and waving at me blowing kisses to me etc... Teachers said he is that fidgetty but that its normal for boys of his age...

School teachers say he's on track for the year group with reading and writing as well as maths. Though last year, in reception he was very reluctant to write or draw, this year he's really taken with it and has sort of "caught up" to others in the class....

Other things that make me concerned that he might need some sort of support (or maybe me that needs support to help him).

He can get very tearful when things don't go to plan and at surprising things, like when we got a new sofa the other week he was very upset about missing the old sofa, was similar when I changed cars, it was a year ago but sometimes still bursts into tears on occasion saying he misses my blue car .... similarly when I go out on an evening but to a lesser extent, and not every time... At school he was very upset when he changed lunch tables, but then was fine with changing teachers from reception to year 1....

he does seems a creature of habit and likes to do things in a certain way. But then so do I....

How much is this "normal" and how much is a concern?

I've got issues with depression and anxiety, though am well at the moment but I desperately worry about making him loopy too.... gah! (Sorry shouldn't be glub abouf my mental health but I makes it easier to talk about)

Rather rambling but do you have any thoughts?

TIA smile

Flanks Sat 19-Dec-15 10:02:55

It is human nature to like routine, I am on a trip with my little boy at the moment and after the initial fun wore off and he got tired he said 'I want go home'. He repeated it this morning when we got up. This is quite normal because he associates home with his usual routines and is aware that this is different.

In your case the question is not 'is he too fidgetty' it is 'is his behaviour having a negative impact on his lived experience'. The easiest way to measure this is whether he is happy in himself

PolterGoose Sat 19-Dec-15 10:54:28

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PolterGoose Sat 19-Dec-15 10:55:09

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