Ds1 is 31 months and sensitive both physicially and emotionally (ie. doesn't like socks, clothing tags, various food textures, etc.). He's empathetic and bright. He is not a typical "rough and tough" boy. Dh and I accept who he is. I'm just looking for advice. I was a tomboy growing up. My rough and toughness was encouraged. I was also very empathetic and my heart would break for my older brother who wasn't rough and tough. Ds prefers to play alone. He gets scared watching sesame street. He's a terrible sleeper and and eater. He's not a hitter/biter/kicker/scratcher. I worry about him. I want to protect him, but I don't want to "insult" or disrespect him by not trusting him to be ok with life's ups and downs. I feel that Ds is incredibly special, and I feel so blessed to be his mom. I'm having a difficult time putting into words what I mean. I know that parents of a sensitive child knows what I'm trying to say, and I would appreciate any advice and/or insight on how to support him.
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1/2/09 at 1:22pm