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20 days ago

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Autism ADHA and Physical behaviours

Master 9 (a.d.h.d, asd & gdd) has been getting very physical with his almost 7 year old sister. He will go through phases where he will do it more often. They are usually fighting over something for instance today on two separate occasions they were fighting over the foxtel & the switch remotes. Both times he put his hands around her neck. This is his go to move when he doesn't get his own way but never does it in front of us. I don't what to do as the discipline that we are doing clearly isn't working. My heart breaks for our daughter & I honestly don't know what to do or where to get help with these behaviours.
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19 days ago

Years ago we struggled with my daughter playing very rough and taking play too far physically. We actually had to try and keep the kids separate for a bit to break the behaviour cycle. It was very challenging. Does psych or OT have any advice?

19 days ago

that's the thing I don't think they are playing physically. They are generally fighting over something & he turns it physical & always goes for her neck which is not ok. She just wants her brother to play with her but he generally isn't interested but won't remove himself & go to his room where he can do his thing. O.T I will send an email psych we can't get into until September.

19 days ago

Oh gosh do you have regular therapists? I would talk to them immediately so they can give him tools to redirect that energy and then your daughter can also give him the tool in that situation. It looks like his anger can’t be controlled atm and anger is a normal emotion so what we can do is change the way we respond to it. Our psych was super helpful in this part. Sometimes changing the trigger can be useful but his sister will always be around so I don’t think that’s. Good option. Our son does push ups, wall pushes, punches pillows. He was doing some unacceptable things with his anger so we sat down and spoke to him about what HE would be ok doing INSTEAD of the unwanted actions. He needed reminding at first without iudgement

19 days ago

yes we have speech & O.T. I will send them an email. But I feel like he has some control as he doesn't display those behaviours in front of us when he's angry. We can't get into a psych until September. Our son isn't a fan of physical activity so I don't know what options we'd have. We always talk to him about his behaviours & try to pin point what has triggered it.

20 days ago

Autism ADHA and Physical behaviours
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