Does it get worse with age or better?
My 7 yr old son has always been prone to "tantrums" when faced with a transition time. Turning off TV, time for dinner, change in plans etc. He also will not wear jeans, or really any pants that button- all have to be elastic waist. He constantly chews on things and frequently falls down seemingly on purpose.
We have just dealt with it, although its exhausting, and school has been fine. He is progressing well, no problems...until the last two months.
All of a sudden it seems that all of the things we have dealt with at home, or have thought were his idiosyncrasies are now extremely amplified. He is pushing other kids, hitting them, is argumentative etc. He no longer seems willing to follow the school's behavior code, which he used to love.
I've read thru the check list and he seems to have one or two symptoms in almost every category.
We are seeking help, but now i am more afraid than ever...for all of the people on here whose kids are having severe problems...did it get worse as they aged?? Please let me know