8 year old still has need to chew things.

by Margie
(Sydney Australia)

My son who is 8 who suffers a mild form of RLS still has the need to chew things. He is no longer chewing his clothes which is an improvement as I have supplied him with a stash of chewing aids and putty to play with. Is this something he will outgrow? Otherwise he is a happy well adjusted boy with no problems socially nor has problems with motor skills and is sporty. Perhaps his chewing allows him to cope with his RLS which flares up from time to time.

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Nov 16, 2011
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celebrate improvements! :)
by: Anonymous

this is a great feat for some. that your son is no longer chewing his clothing is a dream for many parents.

as your son is only 8 years old, he will learn in time what things are and aren't awkward in social settings. he will learn how to better manage his need to chew things as he gets older. does he chew gum at all? my son will some times have 3 pieces hubba bubba bubble gum in his mouth at once! it gives him the input he needs so we allow it. :)


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