I always analyze things, maybe a bit too much soetimes. But I need to understand stuff, otherwise it just bugs me. I read quite a bit on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) lately, and one thing that shoked me: kids on the spectrum seem to not react to emotions the same way. The example that was given: the child will not react when scolded. And that is exactly how V used to be. We (parents, grand-parents, friend, teachers) used to say that V is a rock. When scolded, we would just stare at me and really could care less. In other situation he would get upset when really nobody could see why (with hindsight, probably was the sensory issues). When left at daycare or babysitter, he would not have any emotion the whole time and then breack into tears as soon as I would show up to take him home. But all this changed about 1 year ago. Now he does get upset when scolded. But he still is quite "numb" when in school/day care (let's not talk about the recent changes of taking him out of school). Although distressed, he will not say anything and seems fine unless you know what to look for. So basically, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) fits in that aspect up until last year. Why would it change all the sudden? Did he just mature? Or maybe talking about emotions (feeling happy, sad, behaving and not behaving, etc...) has taught him to respond to other's emotions? Or maybe something else I don't think about?