My DD (7) has never been officially diagnosed with anything. I'm afraid of medication being pushed so I am trying to handle some of her behavior by myself for now.
She has an extremely sensitive nervous system. Im pretty positive she has SPD. Smells used to upset her so much that she would cry hysterically. Noise, socks, too much movement from people near her......
I have all of this besides the smells hurting me, so I am very empathetic about it.
She has an unbelievable temper and the impulse control of a 3 year old when it comes to lashing out physically or verbally to family members. At school she is a "model student".
She has frequent stomach aches, headaches, allergies, but is otherwise healthy (bloodtests, labtests......)
We have tried elimination diets for up to 4 months at a time and they dont help. It seems that the physical ailments are due to anxiety and anger. She HAS to be right, she needs power to feel okay. Those are normal things for anyone to feel, but not to this extreme. I try not to compare her to my DS who is only 5, but he is making me realize that she may be what is considered a special needs child. Most days are pretty hard with her. She fights with her brother, says nasty things all day and cant stand the day to day responsibilities in life. I spend a good amount of quality time with her and during that she is a sweetheart, but I cant spend all day chit chatting with my arm around her eating sweets.
I must add that she is smart, has a GREAT sense of humour, and is extremely EXTREMELY artistic.
Her ability to draw the way she does (imo) is what stunts a lot of her other functioning.
Im looking for advice from people with kids like this on a particular situation that I x posted in GD.
here it is