My son and his anger issues.
My son Will turns 5 March 29th. He has a major anger problem. I had my daughter at the er last night because he slammed her arm in the bedroom door. We've tried several times to get help from the doctor with this issue all the doctor can tell us is we can't do anything about it. I love my son and will do anything for him. I'm scared that one day he may hurt someone. He throws major fits like throwing toys, punching wholes in things, hitting people, and so on. Can someone who's been there or anyone give me advice on what to do. Please We're tried spanking, taking things away, and others. I would be so greatful for any help I can get. Thanks in advance.
My 5 year old son sometimes has anger outbursts that are quite dangerous for everyone involved. In my son's case he does not understand that what he is doing is harmful. Does your son understand his actions are wrong and that he can and does cause pain to others some of the time? I've tried all the typical punishment and cause/effect solutions but the only thing I've found that can help remedy the situation is to tightly hold him, which is not easy and at times impossible due to his strength. Have you tried to help him find different ways to express his anger? Is he verbal or communicative so he can tell you why or that he indeed is angry? My son cannot and does not but I've heard that using social stories can help engage children, teaches them what is proper and then helps to modify behavior.
Doctors say he doesn't understand it. When he gets mad the tends to scream and throw things. Myself I have major medical problems and my strengthen varies from day to day. He communicates some but not enough to tell me why he's mad. I've tried sitting him down and it didn't help. He's really strong, he punched my wall and put a hole in it with his fist. I know he didn't intend to hurt his sister and it's hard to cope with the fact that he did. I know he loves her she's the only one he really copes with on a daily base. His doctor told me to try getting him in sports such as t~ball. He said maybe with him having to chase a ball and getting to hit one that it'll help him with his anger. If we can get him to understand how to play. So I've coached my nephew in baseball since he was little I'm going to try with my son and see how it works. I can only pray for the best outcome. What's your thought on that?
i just found out my son as autism he will be 4 in may..he also has a really bad temper when he doesnt get what he wants and i have found myself not knowing what to do he huts me aswell and doesnt understand that hurt really means my son can talk too well sometimes but has no sence of danger..he told me he wanted to play hockey so i found a place that took him at 3 instead of 4 he fights me almost everytime to go but when we get there he loves it..i would say that it is a great idea it helps a lot gives them something just for them that no one can take away plus when he gets a reward with his name o in the end it will make him feel good about himself even if he cant say it..hope that helped have a great day