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Compulsions? lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Apr '13

So lylian just started this thing this past week where she blows on her knuckles. It's like a quick thing where she puts her knuckles up and does one quick blow on each hand. She's doing it constantly. Like random times. Sometimes she even stops mid-sentence to do it. Sam is super worried. He's getting really upset about it. I'm concerned but idk how concerned to be I guess. What could this be a sign of? Does she need to see a regular dr or a psychiatrist? Or would I need to see the pedi and get a referral if need be? We asked her why she's doing it she says she doesn't know. Just while I've typed this she's done it 3 times :?

BABY MAKES TWO Due September 16 (boy); Australia 193 posts
13th Apr '13

Have you asked why she does it? (Doesn't say age) Maybe she saw someone do it or maybe she just loves the feel of her breath on her knuckles. Kids like to experience different sensations and she must like it

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Lee88:</b>" Have you asked why she does it? (Doesn't say age) Maybe she saw someone do it or maybe she just loves ... [snip!] ... maybe she just loves the feel of her breath on her knuckles. Kids like to experience different sensations and she must like it "</blockquote>



Oops sorry she's 5. I asked why she said she didn't know. Idk if she knows she's doing it. I asked if a kid at school does it she said no. She doesn't seem to intentionally be doing it. I mean why would someone stop mid sentence on purpose and pick it back up like nothing happened? She's eating Cheetos right now and took a bite, blew her knuckles, brushed her hair behind her ears and took another bite. She just doesn't seem like she's trying to do it, Kwim?

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
13th Apr '13

not sure only thing I could think of is OCD?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):</b>" not sure only thing I could think of is OCD?"</blockquote>




Can that just start out of nowhere?

BABY MAKES TWO Due September 16 (boy); Australia 193 posts
13th Apr '13

maybe it calms her or just likes it...I don't know kids do stuff that we find weird but in reality is normal. If you are worried I would see a doctor no need to stress yourself out

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):</b>" not sure only thing I could think of is OCD?"</blockquote> Can that just start out of nowhere?"


sometimes things can trigger it. I remember being young (kindergarden or first grade) and I would be terrible about cleaning my room I also had horrible night terrors and a person from my church told me that demons are attracted to messy dirty places and ever sense then I have been OCD about cleaning and keeping everything neat. So I am not sure some people just have it others it shows up in their lives at different times.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Apr '13

Thanks ladies. I worry about her. She still sucks her thumb and refuses to stop (like constantly, to the point where she's getting in trouble at school for not listening because she zones out). She is super emotional all the time. She tries to hoard stupid stuff like last night we went out to get pizza and she colored on a club keno paper and it go sauce all over it an she freaked out because da crumpled it to throw it away and she wanted to keep it. She Incrumpled it and brought it home. Like idk what to do. And now this. It just seems to be getting worse and worse. She's slipping in school. She was getting good grades like grade level (a 3) now she's getting beginning and below GL (1's and 2's). Idk what else to do :(

W.W. 3 kids; Arkansas 7890 posts
13th Apr '13

My 4 year old gets really frustrated out of nowhere and usually takes it out on her 2 year old sister. She will head butt or grab you and grit her teeth and shake her head back and forth for a second and make some sort of nose like she is angry. The head butting thing seems to be compulsion like but it's hard to tell. She just seems too frustrated. She has been in therapy almost three years though and just now has a handful of words that she even attempts to say. She's missing a little piece of a chromosome. We've always wrote the frustration off as something to do with that, not being able to communicate well. Or sibling jealousy. Yet she does it all day, enough to make DH and I feel on edge our selves. I'd talk to her pedi about it maybe if he/she thinks nothing of it and you are still concerned they can refer you to someone.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting W.W.:</b>" My 4 year old gets really frustrated out of nowhere and usually takes it out on her 2 year old sister. ... [snip!] ... I'd talk to her pedi about it maybe if he/she thinks nothing of it and you are still concerned they can refer you to someone."</blockquote>




Thanks. I think I will get her an appt. it really scares me. Idk if its simple OCD or if it could be a form of autism?

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16920 posts
14th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting W.W.:</b>" My 4 year old gets really frustrated out of nowhere ... [snip!] ... Thanks. I think I will get her an appt. it really scares me. Idk if its simple OCD or if it could be a form of autism?"</blockquote>




Maybe it's her way of dealing with all the changes in the last several months from the new baby and all the time you were gone in the hospital.