My family and I are concerned about my cousin's little boy. He is 4 years old, and I am concerned he has a form of Autism and/or ODD. She is pregnant, and she is due in May. The family and I are worried about the safety of the newborn baby.
My question is how do I bring these concerns up to my pregnant cousin? I think deep down she knows there is a problem, but she is in denial. When she talks about her new baby she often says, "God won't do this to me twice" in which she is referring to her not having another child with uncontrollable behavior.
He is currently in special ed pre-school for speech delay, however he does not show his behavior problems at school. I would like to leave it to the teacher?s to mention something to her, but if he isn?t showing this behavior in school, I?m concerned that won?t happen. I have read about kids with ODD, that do not show signs at school. She has mentioned that the teacher said he seems ?anxious.?
Like I said, they have a new baby coming in May and we are worried that the new baby is going to make a bad situation worse.
What would you do?
Thank you all SO much!