Help explaining to husband and family?
Hi, I have a 2 year old who I suspect has SPD (sensory seeking). I have contacted EI about an evaluation and am waiting for them to set our appointment. In the meantime what do you all suggest to help me explain to my husband and other family that our son may have a very real problem?
So far when I try to talk to them about the things I have noticed and my gut feeling (which I've had since he was born) that something is not right they blow me off. They tell me I worry too much, he's just being a boy, I did some of the same things as a child and I turned out fine, I'm too permissive with him or not disciplining him "correctly", or that he'll grow out of whatever behavior I think is unusual. They all think that SPD is some made up psycho-babble label that is slapped on any kid who's a little difficult or different. It's especially hard for me because my husband refuses to acknowledge that his son may have anything going on that makes him "not normal" - he insists that our son is fine and has his own explanation for every issue that concerns me. I know it's hard to but denying the possibility and refusing to discuss it doesn't make it go away.
I have not told anyone about the pending evaluation because I know that I will not have any support and instead am planning to bring it up after I find out what we are indeed dealing with. I hope I'm wrong about our son but I'm afraid not at this point. Any advice?