Hello, I am new here - Mommy to DS 4 1/2
Find a Conversation
|Thu, 08-21-2003 - 11:33am|
He is often labeled as grumpy, moody, angry. But can also be as sweet as can be. He absolutely HATES shoes and coats. He is going to a new school this year ( 5 mornings a week preK) and it has been a horrible 4 days learning to wear shoes other than sandals. He feels my frustration and I feel terrible. After another horrible morning of dropping him off at school (model student though, perfectly behaved at school) I can home and put "son hates shoes" in an internet browser and this SID came up. I read and read and it is him to a "T". He has struggled with friendships. Especially those with other boys. He seems to get along with girls better. Maybe because he has an older sister and they are very very close. He is hypersensitive to sound and light . Will not go to the movies. Does not like darkness or anyting loud. He is sensitive to weather. Anxious about possibility of storms (we're in Texas and storms here a lot).
I don't know where to start with this. We are in between insurances right now but from what have read on here it might not even be worth waiting until our insurance is started again as they may not take it anyway. Do I just make an appt. with an OT? What other therapies should I try? I have made a list: brush, OT, joint compression?, music therapy.
Should I talk to his shchool about making an exception that he be allowed to wear his beloved sandals? In the past with time he gets used to shoes. He wore duck golashes for a year. He wears sandals even in the winter and hates coats!
I am glad to find this board. I have been involved in several boards on here for the past 7 years. This is a first here :)
Thanks for reading,