TANIA - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son is 11 yrs old is has pdd an has always been considered mild. i also have two daughters 9,6. he has always hit an picked on the oldest daughter hardly ever the youngest.he is a sweet boy he is always squeezing me an saying he loves me. everyone loves him in his school, he speaks nicely he does pretty much everything on his own. I have done all kinds of different things to help the situation at home.(when it comes to the anger an hitting) i had a behavior therapist for 3 mths i have given him consequences., taken away toys, punished him , taken away tv, computer. it was working for a while now he is 11 an stronger bigger an attacking me. and recently rammed his little sister's head in the radiator. he says no alot, talks back, swings on things even when we tell him its dangerous an hasn't really listened to no not now etc. very angry in a split second. when i tell the school they say its good he understands an says sorry an shows remorse. I understand they feel its good that he is showing emotion (as they say some children dont do, or know right from wrong) but that doesnt help that he is physically hurting his sisters first to show emotion. so as you can see i have tried alot of different things an now we are thinking about meds (which we said we would never do) but my daughters have had to sacrifice sooo much already i cant take a chance with their lives. he has been to a neurologist which everytime i go to just says this medication an that doesnt say anything else but med talk. I have gotton some responses but this one i wrote more detail to show the things i have tried an if theres no choice but meds.