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    My 10 year old son has developed some frustrating habits. He regularly twitches his head/shrugs shoulders, clears his throat with a heavy weeze action & twiddles his nose ala bewitched stylee. He can't seem to stop himself even when I point it out to him.

    Anyone else have experience of this? I don't really want to go to the doctors as i'm kind of hoping he'll grow out of it on his own accord.

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    Original Poster

    magicbeans

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    cause or cure? lol

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    Soak him with a water pistol every time he does it!!

    Electric shock therapy.

    Seriously, though, don't draw attention to it - we all have little habits that we either grow out of or don't, either way it won't kill us.

    Take him and get it checked. They could be involuntary and there maybe a underlying cause. Docs never think taking kids to be checked is a waste of time.

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    cis_groupie

    Electric shock therapy.Seriously, though, don't draw attention to it - we … Electric shock therapy.Seriously, though, don't draw attention to it - we all have little habits that we either grow out of or don't, either way it won't kill us.


    i agree but he is starting "big school" next year and i really hope for his sake that he has grown out of it by then

    Carley

    cause or cure? lol


    check his sock drawer and u will find the answer

    jk

    in all seriousness if it bothers u and its that obvious but he is unaware of these involuntary actions then maybe a trip to GP.....

    or could he be stressed at school, someone/something has set him off.

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    I still twiddle my nose now - more like a rabbit though (so I've been told).

    Yeah, I had all those growing up as well as a terrible stutter.
    Never had any therapy or anything, just grew out of [most] of them.

    It's kind of 'I just have to get this out the way and I'll be OK' feeling - kind of OCDish I guess.

    Probably be a good idea to have a doctor take a check on him though.
    Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 13th Jun 2011

    Original Poster

    Syzable

    Take him and get it checked.



    magicbeans

    then maybe a trip to GP.....



    JonnyTwoToes

    Probably be a good idea to have a doctor take a check on him though.


    The misc has spoken, trip to the GP it is then.
    Edited by: "Carley" 13th Jun 2011

    send him to his room so you wont have to see it lol x seriously though it could be the stress of worrying about going to school he may be worried even though he doesn't tell you x

    Could be tourettes or they could be nervous twitches

    forget the stupid comments, take him to the GP.

    Elton Chong

    Soak him with a water pistol every time he does it!!



    I'd love to soak you with a mac-11
    Edited by: "jonny619447" 13th Jun 2011

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    jonny619447

    I'd love to soak you with a mac-11




    You could put enough lead in me to drop a rhino and Id just get straight back up, stick a broadsword through your chest, pick you up with the sword still embedded in your chest and throw you then i'd run off, cut the roof off a pensioners car throw the driver out and escape with his wife still in the car.

    Hi, it could be just something he will grow out off but try and find out when he does it the most. Is it when he's sat watching telly or sitting still, sort of like readusting himself till he gets comfy or does it happen whens hes under stress or in awkward situations like out meeting people he's not too familiar with. My friends son has autism and the first sign was twitching when in awkward social circles but it doesnt mean theres anything wrong with your son. It could just be a silly habit he's developed, my eldest used to do the throat clearing noise and didn't matter that his grandad slapped him round the back of the head everytime he did, he still did it - he grew out of it eventually. It could also be that your getting yourself worked up about him starting high school, which is understandable but remember they adjust - it doesn't do them any favours if we follow them down the road to the "big school" (okay I didn't do that but I was tempted!!).
    oO

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    cyrano

    Hi, it could be just something he will grow out off but try and find out … Hi, it could be just something he will grow out off but try and find out when he does it the most. Is it when he's sat watching telly or sitting still, sort of like readusting himself till he gets comfy or does it happen whens hes under stress or in awkward situations like out meeting people he's not too familiar with. My friends son has autism and the first sign was twitching when in awkward social circles but it doesnt mean theres anything wrong with your son. It could just be a silly habit he's developed, my eldest used to do the throat clearing noise and didn't matter that his grandad slapped him round the back of the head everytime he did, he still did it - he grew out of it eventually. It could also be that your getting yourself worked up about him starting high school, which is understandable but remember they adjust - it doesn't do them any favours if we follow them down the road to the "big school" (okay I didn't do that but I was tempted!!). oO



    Watching telly, sitting down is probably when it's worse, he doesn't do it (or at least i don't notice it) when he is amongst friends/meeting people.

    Is he called John?

    Elton Chong

    You could put enough lead in me to drop a rhino and Id just get straight … You could put enough lead in me to drop a rhino and Id just get straight back up, stick a broadsword through your chest, pick you up with the sword still embedded in your chest and throw you then i'd run off, cut the roof off a pensioners car throw the driver out and escape with his wife still in the car.



    Wow, jini is strong!

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    Shengis

    Is he called John?


    Je ne comprends?

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    jonny619447

    Wow, jini is strong!



    youtube.com/wat…OLU

    My daughter is the same, it started off when she was 3 and had a stutter then as the years have gone on she has had the nose twitch, licking lips, nodding head, flicking her hair back and god knows what else. She also still sucks her thumb. Oh she has just turned 9 by the way.
    I make her sound mental lol but she has gradually grown out of each one and currently doesnt have a tic or anything.

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    loobie

    My daughter is the same, it started off when she was 3 and had a stutter … My daughter is the same, it started off when she was 3 and had a stutter then as the years have gone on she has had the nose twitch, licking lips, nodding head, flicking her hair back and god knows what else. She also still sucks her thumb. Oh she has just turned 9 by the way.I make her sound mental lol but she has gradually grown out of each one and currently doesnt have a tic or anything.


    Did you ever take her to the doctor & what did they say?

    Elton Chong

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJfqQErOLU



    lol, and I thought jini made that up. Bad jini!!

    Carley

    Did you ever take her to the doctor & what did they say?



    The only time i really worried was the stutter which the doc said she would grow out of and also when she squinted all the time so took her to get eyes tested but other than that she has just stopped doing it. I mentioned it to her teacher this year and she said that she has never noticed it during class so im assuming that she just does it when tired, chilling on the sofa etc

    Aw poor thing, sometimes the more you draw attention to it, it could make it worse. Hope you get it sorted out whatever you decide to do.

    Elton Chong

    You could put enough lead in me to drop a rhino and Id just get straight … You could put enough lead in me to drop a rhino and Id just get straight back up, stick a broadsword through your chest, pick you up with the sword still embedded in your chest and throw you then i'd run off, cut the roof off a pensioners car throw the driver out and escape with his wife still in the car.



    Well that's just weird - I read a comment of yours the other day and thought maybe it was me who 'just was not getting it' - but nope I don't get this either.

    Are you normal on a day to day basis - not being rude - just inquisitive?

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    maccy1

    Are you normal on a day to day basis - not being rude - just inquisitive? … Are you normal on a day to day basis - not being rude - just inquisitive?




    No offence taken. I asked a friend of mine that question once.

    His response was "Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night, who knows? What I do know is that because you were born different, men will fear you..."


    Elton Chong

    No offence taken. I asked a friend of mine that question once.His … No offence taken. I asked a friend of mine that question once.His response was "Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night, who knows? What I do know is that because you were born different, men will fear you..."



    Well that answered my question perfectly - I really must try harder

    Always worth getting something checked out. As other said sometimes children start doing something due to stress,things like bed wetting, the list is endless.

    If it's bothering you that much then it's the case of getting them to stop especially if there no other cause and you don't want you child to be singled out because of the habit.

    My lad rolls his eyes when he's tired and has done for the last couple of years ... he collapsed last year and got rushed into hospital but they couldnt find anything wrong and sent him home ... after loads of test they've finally said he is susceptible to epilepsy although he doesnt actually have it ... very helpful lol ... but we notice the eye rolling whenever he's tired and hasnt had enough sleep ... he hasnt collapsed since though so fingers crossed !

    Definitely go get your lad checked out - always better safe than sorry

    Personally I'd take him along to the GP to be checked out.....my immediate thought onreading your post was tourettes but could just be a habit. Is he okay at school...no bullying etc, just wondered if he's stressed or worried about something which could be coming out in that way?

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    Elton Chong

    No offence taken. I asked a friend of mine that question once.His … No offence taken. I asked a friend of mine that question once.His response was "Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night, who knows? What I do know is that because you were born different, men will fear you..."



    There can be only one.

    I look forward to your head being cut off.
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