Sophie has ADHD, sensory issues, attachment disorder and separation anxiety which is likely triggered from siblings requiring a huge amount of support and hospital visits. She finds it extremely difficult to settle, attend school or self soothe at night. She constantly requires a significant amount of time, physical contact (hugs) and supervision to feel reassured and secure. Her fear and anxiety contribute a lot to her demanding behaviour as she seeks attention all the time. This combined with her hyperactivity related to her ADHD can make it very challenging to manage.
She also has a squint and severe astigmatism which cause her to stumble and fall a lot because of blurry and distorted vision. This too makes her feel nervous and anxious and contributes to her dislike of being separated from her parents.
Sophie also has childhood parasomnia where she sleep talks and frequently arouses from sleep either confused and silently still (bolt upright) or in tears from night terrors but is unable to communicate her need. This then contributes to her difficulties to emotionally regulate herself the following day.
She is such a fun loving girl who is otherwise beaming with energy, joy, smiles and hugs. She unfortunately has just had to endure a difficult journey with her siblings and make huge sacrifices. I'm hoping having a blanket of her own to cuddle and love will be calming for her as well as something to lovingly cherish.