User - posted on 08/02/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son has MR and many other diagnosis. He randomly hurts our baby girl who is typical. He lashes out at her with his finger nails leaving red bloody scratches all over her face. I try to keep them seperate but I am the only one in the house most of the time. I have used time out, spanking his bottom, doing it back (although not hard enough to leave marks) I even tried rationalizing with him. I thought he wasn't getting enough attention so I made a point to give him more, that made it worse. I also tried giving him less attention, also made it worse. I have put him in his room for a "break" and done the naught spot technique from super nanny, but i have run out of idea's and he has to stop!
People tell me it is jelousy but he does randomly. I have tried to pin point what situations make him do it but... he does it in the car, in the bath, when I am playing with him, playing with her and sometimes when she is napping in another room while I am playing with him, he will sneak into her room to do it. He will somtimes tell her to cry. I don't know if he is seeking out the sound of her crying... but what can I do about that?