Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Wondering | 2009-12-18

Q.

Mom Questions

Firstly, thank you for this amazing forum. I have learnt so much and it has helped with many a panic attack over a sick baby.
I would like to know if you ever really know whether you are doing alright as a parent. I have a little boy who just turned two. He can talk in sentences, sing basic rhymes (he does mix up words), count, he can do puzzles, point out colours and shapes and his fine motor skills are very advanced for his age. All in all, he is a smart little boy.
I just got his report card and even though the teacher stressed he is bright and learns very quickly he is quite a sensitive child and is not very expressive of his emotions. He is possessive and often likes to play on his own and gets upset if children disturb him when he is playing or building blocks. I am probably reading into this too much after all, he is only two but its his first report and I am worried that I am not providing him with whatever it is that is causing him to be so sensitive. We have a secure home and he is the only child in a large extended family and is adored and spoilt by grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends. His father is also a one in a million dad and he often prefers him over me.
Am I stressing about nothing or should I take him to be assessed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Firstly thanks for your kind words. You are doing superbly as a mother and have a fine and intelligent little boy. He will turn out to be a great human being and someone that you can be very proud of.He is getting so much love and is really a lucky little boy. Enjoy being his proud Mom.If he is sensitive he will have sympathy for those less fortunate that himself and should have great artistic talent.

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