I am currently watching a 3 1/2 year old boy during the week while his parents are working. I have been keeping him since December. From the first day I have had him, I could tell something wasn't right with him. Everyone around him asks me what he has. Everyone notices something, except for his parents. They are completely oblivious to the problems he exhibits. I have been doing research online trying to come to some type of conclusion since I can't speak to a doctor about it. This sweet little boy has extreme difficulty climbing stairs and going down them. He walks a lot on his toes. He has difficulty running. He has a hard time feeding himself. He doesn't have a clue how to dress himself. He walks with more of jerky and stiff movements. His speech is no where where it should be for a 3 year old. He doesn't like to interact with other kids. Also, when he wakes up he shakes a lot.
I want to talk to his parents about it....but they are the type, at least the mother is, that would take it personally and get defensive. I want to help him, but not sure what to do.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.