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Location: The Emerald City
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I write this, with the utmost frustration and resignation.
I cannot get my ds to stop hitting people when he is angry or very frustrated. Thus has been a huge problem since he was able to hit. I swear I have tried everything, from sticker charts, to role playing to removing him from the situation. Everything. We are not a mean family, we don't hit. I don't understand why he can't control himself. He knows it isn't OK, he can role play endlessly abt what he should have done. He can practice and practice "appropriate" ways to handle his frustraion but it never does any good. If a situation gets frustrating to a point he hits, or pushes.
I just can't deal anymore. I feel like a failure. I don't know what to do with him.
He is a sweet, loving boy. He wants to behave. He doesn't like to get in trouble. He doesn't like to hurt people. I don't know how to help him anymore.
Does anyone else have a child like this? Any ideas?
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