Anjeli - posted on 08/12/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 8 year old son has recently starting acting out toward me and his grandparents. He thinks it is okay to raise his hand to me and he has even squeezed my arm many times. He does this when he is angry because he does not get what he wants. He is even hitting his three year old sister. My husband has told him several times that we do not raise a hand to any girl, but it does seem to be sicking in. He knows better to do it in front of him, which tells me he knows the difference. He also is autistic, but is very high functioning. I have tried time out, taking away his favorite toys, and not talking to him. I am embarrassed to admit that I have lost my temper with him, which I know does work,but I do not know what to do. Any suggestions?