cherryl taggart: I see no mention of a father present in the home, but there is a mention of a younger sibling. Also, Mom mentions he was this way since birth, and that she quit her job to take care of him. Living in welfare housing, but getting private donations to outfit a state of the art room. Then, she mentions that he tries to keep her in his room if she checks on him, so she uses CC-TV, so as not to go in there too often.This story stinks to high heaven. I hope child services gets involved and makes this woman get some parenting classes and respite care, gets the child some intervention for the autism and education, and moves the sibling to Dad's or Grandma's house so Mom can actually focus on this kid only.
Gyrfalcon: wurdjunky: I'm sure if someone smacked that kid hard enough, he'd find a way to control those cravings.Doubtful. Pica at that age means there's something a whole lot worse wrong with him than just "inability to control cravings." Back in the day, they called it "organic brain dysfunction" and it would have meant a lifetime of institutionalization.I'm not sure living in an inedible room is going to be a whole lot better for him, in the long run...
wurdjunky: I'm sure if someone smacked that kid hard enough, he'd find a way to control those cravings.
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