Hi everyone! I have noticed that my son has been "special" since birth. He is not like everyone else's children. I get a lot of comments from family that he is "smart." Yet just recently my sister pulled me aside and said my son is very smart and strikes her as a genius. She has 3 kids, one who is the same age as my son. Then that same week the daycare provider told me that my son is very bright and excels over the older children she also cares for. She has been watching children for 30 years, so I am wondering if she notices something different about him.
This is some background on my 29 month old son:
*From the moment he was born, his eyes were wide open. He was noticeably alert.
*He sat up, crawled, stood and walked slightly early (month or so sooner than the average milestone)
*He is very clumsy, falls often and seems less coordinated.
*Last year he used to stare into space. Just stare blankly without reacting to his name. I would have to physically disrupt his stares.
*At 18 months the doctor referred me for speech therapy. I was shocked because I thought he talked well. That was when it hit me that he is an introvert. He freezes up in front of "new" people.
*At 20 months he became obsessed with trains.
*From 1 yr to 2 yrs old he would throw crying fits where he would roll on the floor and run away from us. You could not calm him down for 30+ minutes.
*Did not seem interested in playing with other kids and just stared at them until just recently.
HERE ARE SOME OF HIS "SMARTER" THINGS HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED: (He taught himself these things. I did not teach him any of it. He learned from my phone)
His memory is amazing. He remembers things after only 1 time of seeing it done or hearning it.
*At 21 months he could recognize all alphabet letters (upper and lower case)
*At 22 months he could recognize all numbers 1-20
*At 22 months he could complete jigsaw puzzles on his own on my iphone
*At 24 months he can say all the sounds each letter makes and count 1-20
*At 25 months, we bought a Thomas puzzle. We put it together twice together. From that point on, he puts it together himself.
*At 25 months he knows colors and shapes and can decifer between facial emotions (happy, sad, mad)
*He has met my DH's nieces/nephews about three times his whole life but can name all of them in a portrait with no prompting.
*At 26 months, goes pee pee on the potty all by himself
~Took him to the park with my sis and her kids. My nephew said in the car that it was going to rain so no playing at the park. When we got to the park a half hour later, he looked up in the sky and looked at my nephew and said, "Doesn't look like rain to me."
*Just last night I decided to read to him. I read him the words STOP and TRAIN from a Thomas book. Then I asked him to repeat them. He said STOP and TRAIN. Next I wrote them on paper. He then said STOP and TRAIN when I showed him the paper. This morning when he woke up, I wrote the words again while in my car. He said STOP and TRAIN again in the car.
Just to add, he has been sooooo emotional lately. Plus when we are home too ften and I just turn on TV for him, he gets very bored and starts pacing around the house and then destroying things that he KNOWS not to touch. He always comes up to me and says SORRY MAMA after he does it.
Any input on him??