So Miss Chloe has a new stim when she is anxious….picking holes in her socks!
She is going through a pack a socks a month. I have 2 packs of socks put back for her. Gotta stay ahead of the game. LOL A few months back she got down to 2 pairs of socks. The hard part of it, other than her poor anxiety, is that we share socks. I keep them in a bucket and we share them. I can’t believe at 9 we wear the same size, but we do.
She has so much anxiety, even though I try to keep her days calm and homeschool simple. It will be tougher once the winter weather hits. She won’t be able to get outside as often or for as long. Chloe has cold induced asthma. She use to be on constant breathing treatments, but that hasn’t been the case for a few years. If it is below 40 degrees she can’t be outside much. Today it is 32 degrees, so she is not happy.
Back to the holey socks. I had a little boy in my preschool class years ago that chewed his shirt until he had holes in it. I have also seen children chew on their hair and pick at their skin. It is so sad. Chloe has so many stims for anxiety right now I can’t keep up! I am still patiently awaiting therapy. I try to redirect her to more appropriate stims, but nothing has worked yet. So for now I stock up on packs of socks.
Do any of your children have stims like this? Share below.