Deborah - posted on 08/09/2011 ( 43 moms have responded )
How do I deal with my 8-yr old son's aggressiveness from his frustration? He is a tank and has the strength and body size of a grown man. He hits himself in the head and arms, this is very saddening for me to see. I have been hit, kicked, headbutted, bitten, pinched, and scratched by him numerous times in the past few years. But today I got smashed in the face/eye with a heavy open hand. He is only gonna get larger and stronger, what do I do when he remembers he has a fist? I have thought maybe changing his diet would help? We have been in and out of IBI therapy already. We use PECS, sign language (limited) and hand over hand. I have done my very best to understand him and get into his world.