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♥Ericka✄ 3 kids; Wisconsin 32779 posts
26th May '12
Quoting [Leon&Jaylon):" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Ericka✄:</b>" That does make me feel better...he ... [snip!] ... So embarrasing but I went through a phase that I couldn't poop past a certain time. Lol Kids can be weird"


He won't poop in a bathroom with an automatic flush..lol...but yeah I mean he just does this stuff..then adds on more stuff...so I'm starting to kind of worry....I'll at least bring it up..his pedi is old school, so I think he'd suggest anything before meds.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th May '12

my almost 4 year old is the same way with remembering things... like we will pass by a place once, and not go by it again for quite awhile.. and he remembers what it is, or the area were in and whats near us.. and hes also good with details

Bobo's mum 1 child; Albligen, Switzerland 2500 posts
26th May '12
Quoting ♥Ericka✄:" it seems to have gotten worse- it started with just the socks and shoe laces... I think I'll mention it at least and see what the pedi says..I just don't want him on meds kwim?"



Most doctors do not want to put a child on meds and this behavior isnt like dangerous or anything-- something that would prompt them to push for medication!



Mention it to your pedi and you'll probably be referred to a Pediatric Psychologist. Sometimes a child goes once a week to just paint a picture and talk with a professional and that alone can decrease their anxiety dramatically!!
Talking with your pedi is definitely your first step!

♥Ericka✄ 3 kids; Wisconsin 32779 posts
26th May '12
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ashley noel [gav's here!] 2 kids; Rhode Island 6374 posts
26th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Ericka✄:</b>" I will try that!! Thanks Ashley! I feel bad for him b/c he really seems upset but I'm not going to let him keep trash kwim?"</blockquote>




Yeah sometimes it's hard :/ when I'm in a rush sometimes and Leah refuses to leave the house without having her laces ties perfectly and the seam on her pants completely perfect... I have to just take her to the car and have her scream in the back seat. But seriously sometimes it takes her 30 minutes to feel like she's ready to go. :/ I feel bad but I don't want her to get into the habit of thinking life can stop for stuff like that. 3-4 is such a picky age... Lol

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th May '12

oh and another thing that comes to mind is hes ocd about his hot wheel cars. like he lines them in in a certain order, either by how they match, or color.. and its like god forbid you mess it up he FREAKS out... like they either need to be in a line, or in some kind of shape too lol

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 9033 posts
26th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥Ericka✄:</b>" He won't poop in a bathroom with an automatic flush..lol...but yeah I mean he just does this stuff..then ... [snip!] ... starting to kind of worry....I'll at least bring it up..his pedi is old school, so I think he'd suggest anything before meds."</blockquote>



Well that's great that ur pedi is old school.. i would def bring it up to him than

♥Ericka✄ 3 kids; Wisconsin 32779 posts
26th May '12
Quoting Bobo's mum:" Most doctors do not want to put a child on meds and this behavior isnt like dangerous or anything-- ... [snip!] ... a professional and that alone can decrease their anxiety dramatically!! Talking with your pedi is definitely your first step!"


Thank you! I will!! It just seems so odd to me b/c he's SO sweet and just normal..then comes time to clean up- lol

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th May '12
Quoting ♥Ericka✄:" okay well I'm glad I'm not alone!! That truly makes me feel better about that part!!"


ive wondered as well like hmm is this shit normal for a kid his age because hes crazy good at remember things and im like wow, makes me feel old because i forget EVERYTHING

♥Ericka✄ 3 kids; Wisconsin 32779 posts
26th May '12
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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th May '12

its funny to listen to what kids say, talking about things that happened awhile ago, but they talk about it like it just happened

♥Ericka✄ 3 kids; Wisconsin 32779 posts
26th May '12
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♥Ericka✄ 3 kids; Wisconsin 32779 posts
26th May '12
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SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
26th May '12
Quoting ♥Ericka✄:" it seems to have gotten worse- it started with just the socks and shoe laces... I think I'll mention it at least and see what the pedi says..I just don't want him on meds kwim?"

I'd make an appointment, it couldn't hurt. Being so distraught over his missing watermelon rind makes me think that it might be a little more than a phase.



No, I wouldn't medicate him either unless the problem interfered with his life profoundly. Different forms of therapy would be more useful.