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behaviour challenges

Debs Message
28 Jun 2011, 03:05 PM

I am just wondering if behaviour challenges are a common occurence with this syndrome. My 5 year old son is highly impulsive and very 'hands-on' with everything (to the point of being annoying). I know that these traits have been linked to the 22q11.2 duplication syndrome, and I am wondering if they are quite prevalent for the members here.
sonyasalinas Message
29 Jun 2011, 03:45 AM

Hello, My 3 year old son is the same way (to the point of being annoying too). My son is compulsive, impulsive and has to touch everything in his sight! He has frequent tantrums that are extremely hard to deal with too... Hope this helps... Sonya Salinas
kaylabrasher Message
28 Jun 2017, 06:56 PM

Most of the behavior issues ive noticed from this disorder in my son who is 6 years old now, are linked to quite a few things. One is sugar. I have to be very strict of what time of day and such when he gets sugar or he becomes quite uncontrollable. Another thing is social activity. The influences he sees and tries to follow. And the last thing is the educational and physical frustrations. Though at times i realize that my son has memory loss contributing with his behavior at times. I have memory loss as well. I blame it on microcephaly i have caused by the disorder. I believe my son has microcephaly also. Usually i do therapy on my son myself. Its important to explore all hands on activities as possible. Its helpful to be open to them and even using old methods you remember from your childhood. Ive taught my son to take a moment to himself when hes frustrated. He puts himself in a quiet timeout and then rejoins his class or continues his work. Honestly i see sugar is the worst problem. I dont know why but with the right restrictions he seems to do well everyday. If you cant figure out what causes the behavior problems, its good to try a different routine like every week or 2 and keep track of what you notice different like even a diet change can impact behavior. Once you find a balance, adjuat your family life with it. do what you can to make them happy.

kaylabrasher Message
28 Jun 2017, 07:01 PM

Sometimes it could even be an electrolyte imbalance. If so, try more drinks or foods with electrolytes. If it is an electrolyte issue, you might even want to consider getting a doctor prescription for the school nurse to give them juice at certain times in the day at school to keep them balanced. I usually just make sure they watch my sons sugar intake.