Discipline and ASD

Discussion in 'Special Needs Support' started by KateNicola, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. KateNicola

    KateNicola 1 BooBear 1 Button

    Oct 20, 2010
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    My five year old son is on the Spectrum, where exactly we are still waiting for, but the tics are unmistakable. I am slowly coming to terms with this fact, but where DH and I are really struggling is discipline. DS is on ADD medication as well to help him concentrate, as per the pediatrician.

    How do you discipline a child when their brain works differently than yours?

    What do you do when consistency is not enough?

    How do you not go crazy :grr: when raising your voice is the ONLY thing that seems to get through to him?

    I am a teacher by profession and I have tried everything I can think of.
  2. SarahBear

    SarahBear Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2011
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    What are the specific challenges?
  3. lilesMom

    lilesMom Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2012
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    The only thing we have is consistency
    It could take a thousand times to repeat until it starts to work.
    Extremely frustrating
    But any raising voice or fuss makes him worse.
    I look stern and say this is my cross face.
    That was bold.
    Now he gives kisses if I say that to apologisr.
    Then any good behavioir.
    Praise praise praise.
    Works eventually
    But does take ages

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