Two major fears
I have a hypersensitive 3 year old, diagnosed around 12 months old. He is extremely bright, already reading, spelling, loves numbers, very logical, mechanical, huge attention span, doing 100 pc puzzles at age 2 ....
The reason I list all of this is because I am having the hardest time getting this extremely smart child to get past two anxieties that are interfering with his daily life.
His has many anxieties, but these two in particular are starting to cause him to 'act out' something he has never done. He has never had a tantrum, or hit before. But he is showing aggression.
His biggest fear of all is EYES. He dislikes eyes. When he becomes tired he starts to focus on this fear and starts to dislike and become fearful of everything around him with eyes, including pictures. He has even told us (his mom and dad) that he dislikes OUR eyes. We get him past this, but can't get him over his fear of eyes in general. He won't see one of his grandmas because she wears glasses. Its heartbreaking.
His other fear is of the moon. This disrupts his playtime outside and also makes him cling to me once darkness starts everynight. He thinks the moon is going to come down and talk to him and ask him to go back up. (saw this in a book when younger). We have shown him real moon pics, described the moon .... NOTHING and I mean nothing helps. The 'man in the moon' face shown in ALL kids books really makes things so confusing to him. We tell him the moons not a person but the books keep showing faces!!! Being smart he is conflicted about whats real and whats not and just trying to figure it all out.
Any ideas for either?
Thanks for the site! Its so helpful ~ Leeanne M.