Sara - posted on 03/22/2012 ( 37 moms have responded )
My son is 6 and in kindergarten at a public school. For years we didn't know why his language and comprehension was behind his peers, or why he had such a difficult time learning. On top of that, he had some compulsive behaviors on very inconsequential items. In any event, it came to a head this year in kindergarten and through the school he was diagnosed.
Apart from his new classroom where he is really thriving, at home I am still very lost. He is extremely messy, he never picks up his things, he will get obsessed with cutting paper and leave it all around the house. He is highly disorganized and it's driving me crazy. I don't know what I should be doing differently. He doesn't seem to understand follow through. He seems to get overwhelmed very easily doing simple tasks. He even goes as far as to be rude and disrespectful and downright manipulative to not follow any house rules. I feel bad punishing him because I know he has this handicap...but I am truly losing my marbles. I really can't go on like this anymore. I know he needs more discipline but I have no idea what works. Obviously he needs something non traditional because I have tried time outs, talking, yelling, spanking, reasoning, rewards, punishments, rinse and repeat....
What has worked for your PDD/NOS kids????