need advice on a punishments for a 6year old

Yomeris - posted on 10/29/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son got suspended today he is 6 this is his first fight. My son is autistic and has a very bad temper. I am a single mom and need advice on how to punish him.

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Gardensparrow - posted on 11/05/2014

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Hi Yomeris~Sorry to hear that about your son, and it's totally understandable you want to address this with him at home-not just at school. Of course, I believe discipline techniques may be a bit different for children with autism, so that may be something to keep in mind. And I wasn't sure if your son sees a therapist? If so, they may be a good source of information on how to respond here and what sort of punishment would effective. There's also some groups out there I've heard of that have websites that might offer you some guidance on appropriate discipline. Perhaps check out The Autism Society or Autism Speaks? So, just a couple suggestions...

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/29/2014

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with autism, I'd also recommend you find out the exact circumstances of what caused the blow in the first place, because if he was being teased or tormented, he answered in the only way he knew how to at that point.

So, in addition to normal consequences, school punishment, and possibly some behavioural therapy so that he and you can learn how to handle those situations, I'd say investigate!

Dove - posted on 10/29/2014

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Though I will add... the consequence for any act of violence against a sibling (since they really aren't aggressive towards anyone else) in my house is a 24 hour ban on computer, TV, etc....

Dove - posted on 10/29/2014

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It would probably be better to teach him acceptable alternative actions when he is angry vs. punishing him at this point.

I would also recommend you consider counseling for him to help you both learn and reinforce this concept.

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