lately i have been worried about my son. he is almost 4 and seems 'normal' enough, but there are certain behaviors that i am wondering about. for instance, the other day he and i were taking a walk and i was trying really hard to communicate with him and it was very difficult. he has started say 'what?' after every other thing i say to him. and so often he asks questions about things that are obvious, like we will be in the car riding and he will say ' mommy? are we going to go for a car ride?' but not just once. he does this alot about alot of different things. i justfigured he needed to be reassured about things. i know he knows alot of these things he asks because sometimes i will ask his question back to him and he usually knows the answer. it just seems really hard to get his attention sometimes and its kind of tiring communicating with him. another thing that he does is when he is around people other than his immediate family, he gets so excited and soooo wild and then it is just way more difficult than usual to get his attention or to get him to calm down. it is just so weird. he just seems so different from some of the other kids we know who are about his age. there are two girls specifically that i am thinking of, one a yr older and one a yr younger. both of them seem to me well like little adults. gabriel just seems like oh i dont know, like a kid? like a different creature altogether? im not sure and i hope i didnt lose ya there. thing is i recognize that 'normal' is a term that really doesnt mean much to me, but i also need to be aware if something is going on with him. any insights?
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4/14/03 at 9:44pm