Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:36 pm
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:27 am
carebear15 wrote:i sound and act immature. lol I look younger than i am. I get mistaken as a kid alot of the time.
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:01 pm
Personally I suspect that immaturity is much less common than non-dyspraxic people think. 'Symptoms' of immaturity - such as temper outbursts, an unwillingness to share, and reluctance to join in more sophisticated playground games such as football are a result of underlying dyspraxic difficulties. Nearly everybody becomes very irritable when they're tired, and for a lot of people with dyspraxia fatigue is just something we have to take. Tantrums aren't necessarily a result of emotional immaturity, but a consequence of sheer physical exhaustion - and, of course, frustration. I'd like to see how a fully grown, supposedly well-adjusted adult would cope if he or she were suddenly confronted with the array of difficulties that the average dyspraxic child has to face.
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:11 pm
I still have trouble with clocks. Wink This problem will be solved if I become a nun. Nuns have a bell to signal the time, and besides...for them time is seen in the context of eternity. Who needs a clock?!
(I really wish my tutors would accept this reasoning.)
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:43 pm
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:13 pm
Steph wrote:I am also a highly emotional person and sometimes people see my outburts of tears as childish. However, I don't see them as immature-it's just that whilst other people may be able to hold their emotions in until they are in a private place, I can't contain them and cry wherever I am if something has upset me.
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Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:14 pm
chocolatefudgecake wrote:I don't wear make-up either. not because i don't like the feeling, but because i don't see the point. i never notice if someone's forgotten to put it on.
I have also been told i look younger that i am, but i take this to be a good thing, - everyone my age thinks that it's good/cool to look older, but then older people prefere to look younger. my opinion is, if you look 12 when your 17, when you're 40, you'll look 35.
I don't think i'm immature for my age, as all my friends (the ones that are my age) are being just as immature.
i think when i was slightly younger (about year 8ish), some people thought i was immature for doing things, even thoug they did the same things!
as for playing with little kids, there's a boy at my DF who has adhd (i think it was that one he has - but i could be thinking of the wrong thing). our CO (of our DF) has a 2 year old son who he sometimes has to bring to cdts, and this boy (with adhd) likes to play/entertain him (the 2 year old) and our CO said it's because he doesn't judge him like people his age do.
I find that, at cdts, i talk more to the staff and I entertain our CO's son more that i talk to the cdts my age.Steph wrote:I am also a highly emotional person and sometimes people see my outburts of tears as childish. However, I don't see them as immature-it's just that whilst other people may be able to hold their emotions in until they are in a private place, I can't contain them and cry wherever I am if something has upset me.
I'm the same - especially if i'm tired. In year 11 some girls used to call me a cry-baby which made it worse.
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:37 pm
Evreybody's saying they prefered to be with younger people, im completly diffrent i always use to confide in adults (and for the most part)
ignore social activities with children my own age! even now at parties i'll be in with the adults then with the teenagers in the next room...
To a degree, I also had that. I can remember being invited, along with the rest of my class, to someone's eleventh birthday party. It was held at a beautiful outdoor swimming pool in Saudi Arabia. I swam fifty lengths religiously, avoiding the games of water polo and tag, and then went over to where the chaperones were sitting. There was one woman who was slightly removed from the group. Perhaps she was like me? I don't know. But we got talking about zoology, which was my obsession of that time. I talked to her for three hours. She showed no inclination to return to the adults and I had no intention of going to play with the other children. The next day at school, someone said nastily, "Enjoy yourself with the adults at Kayleigh's party?" I felt bewildered then. It hadn't occurred to me that what I had done was strange.
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