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Sigh Autism Moms please help

So i just fed my son dinner (4 year old) told him to potty ( he threw a tantrum as always) and when i put him to bed he's now in his room kicking and beating on the walls , its bedtime for him and his little sister (1 year old) and he woke her up now she's screaming in terror ...They have school tommorow , i tried timeout but nothing is working and might i add when dad is here he goes to the potty with no tantrum and the same with everything else but when dads away from home his behavior is the worse

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Jan. 21, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • You can't put him to bed without calming him down. He's probably screwed up by the change in routine

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:12 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • I know it is hard, but same time, same place, same words, etc. It will get better!

    Answer by jerseydiva at 8:36 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • mine is 5.5 and it is better than last year
    still hard
    but when it is hard
    i remember what it was like one year ago

    agree with butterfly- change in routine is killer
    how about a book that records with dads voice when dad is gone, or a phone call 15 minutes before getting in bed
    something to have dad home when he is not
    all i got

    it does get better
    that does not help you now
    but again, i got nothing else, but a virtual hug

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:40 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • Maybe you need to "assist" dad when he does it so that when he's not around he'll accept you doing it. just a thought...HUGS

    Answer by starlight1968 at 10:12 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • Do you use picture schedules? That always helped my son - I wasn't telling him what to do, it's just the next picture on his schedule

    Answer by missanc at 10:43 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • Can he lie down with you until he calms down? Maybe fall asleep with you and then you can move him later. I can't stand to hear kids cry like that.

    Answer by mompam at 10:56 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

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