Children’s dependence psychology is a normal stage of development, especially in early childhood and adolescence. However, some children can become more dependent than normal, manifested as being extremely dependent on their mothers and unwilling to accept the care and care of others. Parents may feel confused and helpless, unsure of how to respond, and often worry about whether this is a sign of autism in their child. Let’s explore whether children’s special dependence on their mothers is autism?
First, we need to understand the characteristics of autism. Autism is a developmental disease that affects interpersonal communication and interaction in human society. Children with autism may have language problems, thinking and behavior problems, social problems, sensitivity issues, and so on. Autistic children often do not enjoy experiencing physical contact, are reluctant to play with others, and sometimes exhibit special behavioral patterns such as avoiding gaze during infancy. Moreover, children with autism may persist in certain behaviors or items that cannot be left, repeat similar behaviors repeatedly, and cannot handle emotional and behavioral responses well.
In contrast, children’s special dependence on their mothers may be caused by their children’s unmet emotional needs or by family emotional imbalances. A child’s special dependence can result from the mother’s giving sufficient attention or the child’s facing a certain sense of inferiority complex. Children with autism generally exhibit characteristics such as insensitivity, lack of speech, avoidance of eye contact, and lack of social skills, while children who are particularly dependent on their mothers simply have a high degree of emotional dependence on their mothers during growth, regardless of their cognitive and behavioral styles.
In addition, attention should be paid to the way children interact with other social situations. If a child has good social behavior and communication styles in school, kindergarten, or public places, it is likely that his special dependence on his mother is only a normal stage of development. Parents can gradually guide their children to gradually become independent in the external environment, expand their network of relationships in the external environment, and other methods to help their children learn to be independent and integrate into society as soon as possible.
In short, a child’s special dependence on their mother does not mean that they have autism. This form of special relationship requires parents to appropriately guide and help children gradually grow independent, and cultivate their ability and skills to actively respond to different life situations. Parents should maintain close communication with their children, strive to make them trust and rely on themselves, and gradually guide them to gain more autonomy and independence.