Today has been one of those days. Things have been pretty tense around the Lost and Tired household. We have been having dealing with meltdowns from Gavin all day.
The reason for the meltdowns were the same each time. Gavin violated the no touching rule. He actually violated this at least half a dozen times, that I known of, today alone. We have had to implement a zero tolerance in regards to touching. This rule applies to Gavin and is in place because Gavin has been inappropriately touching people again.
We have tried to explain boundaries and good touching and bad touching. He either doesn’t get it or doesn’t care to follow the rules. Either way, he keeps doing this and testing the limits.
Today he actually told me that he can’t control his nerves and that’s why he keeps touching his brothers.
A zero tolerance policy is the only option.
His meltdown this evening was so bad, that when I stood outside, he was literally shaking the entire front of the house.
We have an entire summer of this to look forward to.
Yes, certainly in the air today re meltdowns. My oldest is 12 and has several comorbid dx. ASD/Adhd/Bipolar/GAD. When he is entering or in mania the touching starts as well. The only therapy that has helped has been medicinal. Currently Depakote and Saphris to stabilize his rapid cycling.
I too have a zero tolerance policy, some days it is manageable or like today, I was awaiting the cops on the doorstep.