How do I know when my son's behavior is truly related to his Pdd?
My 7 yr old son, who was diagnosed as PDD-NOS at age 4, is driving my fiance and I crazy with his behavior! A year and a half ago, the school psychologist told me that her tests showed that my son was GDD, not PDD. I understand that there is a difference to these 2 disorders, and his teacher and I both agree he shows more PDD than GDD. However, I do not understand why his behavior is so different for me, than it is for anyone else? When my son stays with a friend, or even with my fiance, he is good as gold, does whatever he is supposed to, without an argument. As soon as I get home, he starts acting out, saying "No", demanding his own way, and even resorting to screaming and stomping. There are even times he has made it clear that he wants to hit or scratch whoever is telling him no. He refuses to eat dinner, unless it is something he wants, like pizza, or grilled cheese. However, his dad says he eats just fine at his house. I have tried everything I can think of, time outs, losing privileges (like the computer, or tv), but to no avail. I have even tried the reward system, but it goes out the window when he realizes he cannot have the reward right this minute. I am at a loss as to whether this behavior is related to the PDD or GDD, or if he is just acting out, perhaps because I am the working parent in the home. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.