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|Tue, 10-14-2003 - 11:29am|
I'm new here. I've been concerned about my ds. He sometimes will repeat a sentence. For example, he asked me twice yesterday within 30 minutes, "Will I have a dinosaur cake?" His birthday is coming up next month and we've already told him he will have one. He did this again this am. It was the first thing he said when he woke up. I told him yes and about 15 minutes later, he asked me the same thing. Finally, he said yes, I will have a dinosaur cake. Last Friday, dh told me he asked, "Will I have a dinosaur party?" two or three times and dh had to tell him to stop asking. His babysitter has said that when his sister spilled a drink, he told her, "CJ spilled her drink." several times and she said yes and finally gave him more information which seemed to satisfy him.
Another concern about him is his need to hug his sister. They will be playing then he will want to hug her. She gets sick of him but if I try to redirect him, he will at least touch her somehow. He does the same with us. When I become a little firm with him, he will ask for a kiss. I've finally told him that he can kiss me at bedtime or when we leave or greet each other. He has accepted it but will at least ask to hold my hand briefly.
Are these asperger's traits? Is he just a sensitive kid who needs reassurance or approval. Is he trying to get more information from us or attention? I'm going to try to ask him, "What do you think?" when he asks repetitive questions or tell him to tell me more about what happened.
Thanks in advance for any advice. I have a conference with his pediatrician on the 23rd about this.
Jenny and Brady who will be 4 next month.