In the Lost and Tired family, we don’t believe in spanking or hitting. So we have to do a lot of outside of the box thinking.
We recently took in a puppy a couple of months ago. Bella has been a great edition to the Lost and Tired family. Although she doesn’t require some patience and training.
Elliott and Emmett are requiring a great deal of time, energy and most of all, patience. I’m becoming increasingly overwhelmed and frustrated by their behavior. Their are both fanfreakingtastic kids and I love them completely.
Having said that, sometimes I find myself wanting to use the training methods from Bella as a means of deterring the problem behavior with the boys.
Basically, it would go something like this. When Emmett and Elliott were fighting or doing something else they should not be doing, I would break out the spray bottle and squirt them. They both hate getting wet so I think it would work. The question is whether of not there is ethical issue with that 🙂
Of course, I’m not actually going to do that but sometimes I wish I could.
When the boys start fighting, I could simply squirt, squirt and they would stop. Then I could keep the squirt bottle on the mantel to serve as a reminder.
Like I said, sometimes I just want things to stop and employing methods like a squirt gun or spray bottle don’t always seem so wrong..
Anyone else ever feel this way?
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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