HELP! I need super nanny! I have a special needs child with quite a temper-tantrum issue. How do I begin to know what the heck to do?? I want to see Super Nanny travel to a special needs family, or even just a normal family that doesn't live in the biggest homes in the county!!!

Jessica - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son has a condition known as Optic-Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH), which causes him to be visually impaired. He is also on the high functioning end of the Autism spectrum that commonly accompanies ONH. He also has an eatting issue, and he is a few years behind the normal child (still eats only soft foods). How do I even begin to disipline Cody???? HELP!!!

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Tamara - posted on 06/25/2013

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My kids are trouble they don't listen I makes me so mad. I need your help here is what they do they give me attitude they don't do what I tell them to I need so much HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED IT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie - posted on 03/30/2009

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Hi there, I work in a school with children with special needs and I completely agree with Shana, routine is absolutely key with helping our children get through the day and helping their behaviour, we use signs and symbols and also for the children who are visually impaired we use objects of reference for example if it is time for swimming we give them an arm band to give them an idea of where we r about to go, or if it is time to eat give them a plate and sit them at a table, sitting with them to assist them. We do scripted work with them at the same time every morning, and when we show them the object of reference, they can now make there own way to the room we do it in, I think they need to know what they are doing in a day or in the next 5, 10 15 mins in some childrens cases. As for the eating we have a little boy who is 7 yrs old and eats just dried foods crisps, cereals bars, cereal and biscuits it's not healthy but at least it's something, we try him every day with new things but he just isn't interested but so long as they are eating something thats filling their tummys. I think routine really helps with behaviour problems it's not a cure but it helps. Good Luck x

Shana - posted on 03/30/2009

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The thing to keep in mind with a child with special needs is the need for a routine and to stick with it.  Things will go smoothly when things are predictable.  The best thing to do is find his cycle of behavior, see when he is getting too excited and then make sure he doesn't go over the edge to a tantrum.  If you remove him from any situation that will get him hyped up, you can prevent the meltdown.  Make a chart and reward him for getting through different parts of his day successfully.  When he doesn't complete something, there is a consequence, probably taking away something or not giving him his reward.  I don't know if there is anything to do for the eating until he is more ready for more solid foods.   Talk to his teachers and see what they do for discipline in school.  The best thing for him is consistency, so if it works at school it will work at home.

Samantha - posted on 03/30/2009

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With great difficulty!! My son has HFA and basically, discipline is hit and miss. You need to start on a day that you are not having meltdown which can be very difficult. have a plan an stick with it. So basicaly he has some expectation of what is going to happen when he is naughty. But once the meltdowns start, don't worry about discipline nothing is going to get thru. Its hard to clarify the idea. But you need to be flexible and aware if what you are trying to do is not working, to go and get a new plan. Probably not helpful, but it was hard when my son was a toddler, but he now getting there (he is now 8).

Samantha - posted on 03/30/2009

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With great difficulty!! My son has HFA and basically, discipline is hit and miss. You need to start on a day that you are not having meltdown which can be very difficult. have a plan an stick with it. So basicaly he has some expectation of what is going to happen when he is naughty. But once the meltdowns start, don't worry about discipline nothing is going to get thru. Its hard to clarify the idea. But you need to be flexible and aware if what you are trying to do is not working, to go and get a new plan. Probably not helpful, but it was hard when my son was a toddler, but he now getting there (he is now 8).

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