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Discipline/parenting child with Autism (PDD NOS)
DS is 8- he has been so out of control with his behavior. I *think* a lot of it is sensory seeking in bad ways. He is vicious with his little brother, slapping him. He refuses to go to time out, to his room, etc.
I know that a large part of this is not him, but me- I need to work on my emotional reactivity. I do try to be aware of this, but as patient as I am and as calmly as I might try to explain something he just continues the behavior.
I end up having to drag him to time out or hold him down to keep him from lashing out. He won't make eye contact or acknowledge. When i take away something he wants he might say "sorry" but it is brief and insincere (granted this lack of emotion is characteristic of his diagnosis)- clearly not because he is sorry but because he wants something.
Any help, ideas, strategies, or resources? Thank you!
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