I just joined with the hope that someone might be able to help me with this issue.
My daughter gets fixated on an event that's happening in the future. For example, she has been invited for a cookout at a friend's house, but the date has not been determined. She has been texting and calling her friend daily, and has asked me many times to text her friend's mom.
I told her that it's not polite to repeatedly ask about the cookout, and that her friend will let her know when plans are made. I explained that her friend invited her, and cares about her, and won't have the cookout without telling her.
My daughter insists that her friend's family is very busy, and they might forget to have the cookout entirely.
This is typical behavior for her when there's uncertainty about something in a future. Whether it's something bigger like visiting family or a small think like if we'll watch a movie that night.
Does this sound like ADHD behavior, or is this just part of her personality? Does anyone else have experience with their child fixating on something happening in the future? Have you found any ways to ease the stress this fixation creates?
I've tried to research the topic, but I only find the topic on fixating on a task like playing video games for hours on end.