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12 year old symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 27, 2009
  • 06:14 PM

My wifes son is going to be evaulated shortly. I of course have the patience of a gnat. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

He is a 12 year old boy in the 6th grade:

He gets great grades except for conduct, which is a "F" every time. He gets letters home weekly from the teacher (has for years with different teachers), for not listening, constantly blurting out of verbal noises (at home and school), disrespect of authority figures and peers.

He wets the bed every night, and sometimes at school. He wears the pull up diapers to bed and has on a few occassions pooped in them after waking up while playing his video games.

He is obsessed with one video game in particular. It is the only thing you can have a conversation with him about.

He is always negative about everything except his favorite video game. I have never seen him show affection. That video game is the only thing that I have ever seen that gets him excited.

No interest in having friends, or developing a social network at all.

Any thoughts?

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  • My wifes son is going to be evaulated shortly. I of course have the patience of a gnat. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.He is a 12 year old boy in the 6th grade:He gets great grades except for conduct, which is a "F" every time. He gets letters home weekly from the teacher (has for years with different teachers), for not listening, constantly blurting out of verbal noises (at home and school), disrespect of authority figures and peers.He wets the bed every night, and sometimes at school. He wears the pull up diapers to bed and has on a few occassions pooped in them after waking up while playing his video games. He is obsessed with one video game in particular. It is the only thing you can have a conversation with him about.He is always negative about everything except his favorite video game. I have never seen him show affection. That video game is the only thing that I have ever seen that gets him excited. No interest in having friends, or developing a social network at all.Any thoughts?You need to provide more information like his family background. Is the mother divorced. That might sound like a stupid question but belive me i am talking from experince here. I had all sorts of behavior problems when i was a child because my parents separated. There is more but i wont go into the details. I also had a bed wetting problem because of the problems i had.What ever problem he does have it is very important you don't punish him for it and definitely don't punish him for bed wetting. As for the video game. It sounds like this provides him with a distraction from everything else that is going on in his life.As for affection i wasn't one for that either but that was to do with my problems more than anything else because i don't trust people and i still don't. So for him it could be a trust issue or it could be something else.Oops i just realized this is a old post. Oh well at least it may help some one else.
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