Passion Joy - posted on 09/20/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 6 years old, and has been diagnosed with autism by his school. His behavior over the past 3 years has been challenging . I've tried all things to get him to realize its unacceptable. Taken toys away, he's been grounded, spankings, lectures. He'll say he'll do better and go right back to his horrible behavior. Academically, he's great! But eventually his behavior will affect his grades. His school is very supportive and helps us with his issues. He see's a special education teacher, and occupational therapist, as well as speech therapist .what we've all notice, is his issue with transitioning from on thing to the next. He has such difficulty of being told he can't do what he wants, and that's when the melt downs begin. He kicks, yells, hits, screams, runs, hides,.. They try different calm down tactics to Sometime they work. But most of the time they don't .And that's when dad & myself have to come to the school and pick him up for the day. Aiden challenges me, but does not display this type of aggressive behavior at home. And Never does one bad thing with his dad! Ever!. So my thoughts are he is manipulating and acting out with who he feels he can get away with this type of behavior with. He currently has an appointment for a medical evaluation. I'm praying we find and answer, because at this point I'm so worried about him. Has anyone, been through this or can give me any advice? I'd appreciate it!