The Lost and Tired family is no stranger to aggression. We’ve been dealing with it for years and years. However, no matter how long you’ve been dealing with aggression, it never gets any easier.
Emmett is the aggressor in the family at this point in time.
He’s lashing out more and more often, for seemingly no reason at all. I know communication plays a role in this, but I don’t know how much.
Today alone, Emmett injured Gavin at least 3 or 4 times by throwing objects at him. Elliott shares a very similar experience as Gavin but seems to be Emmett‘s primary target. I think Elliott is the main target because of how dramatically he reacts to Emmett.
Emmett is a great kid and I love him dearly but my God is help a handful.
We have got to quash this behavior because it’s causing a great deal of upheaval in the Lost and Tired household. We are working with the boys therapist to address this problem behavior hut it
just seems to be getting worse instead of better.
Emmett and I are going to be spending the next 3 days together. Gavin and Lizze will be at Akron Children’s Hospital and Elliott will be at his Grandparents house. I’m hoping to spend so quality time with Emmett and maybe work with him on some behavioral things.
All I know for sure is that this is going to be a very long week.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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I agree with Jennifer above. "Explosive Child" is a must read. We tried many "treatments" with our son. We even tried a program that required us to drive an hour to and from twice a week for a two hour behavior session…. learned many useful parenting techniques that work for our daughter, who is not on the spectrum, but not our son. Every day we are trying new things and the one thing i have learned is that you have to adapt. What works one day may not necessarily work the next. You are wonderful parents and are doing a great job raising your children. Keep it up!
Agression has been a feature player in our house as well – for years! However, we discovered Dr. Ross Greene’s book “Explosive Child” and his techniques really help. Our son is attending a day treatment program at a local pediatric behavioral health facility. Local school would not accommodate him, but that’s another story entirely. My son’s aggression is slowly being replaced with appropriate language. He is eleven, almost twelve and the two techniques that work are Dr. Greene’s & the intense focus on communication skills at Max’s day treatment program. I am in awe of you & your wife and your dedication.