My son has recently been diagnoised with autism and that definity explains the discipline issuees we've faced. Half the time he is off in his own world and doesn't pay a bit of attention to anything around him. He kind of knows what no means, but doesn't always obey. So what do I do after he doesn't listen to no a few times? With an average child you can put them in time out (my son just spaces out, so it's not too effective). So what do i do?! Thanks!Answer Question
Figuring out how to discipline my son has always been a real challenge for me too. He is almost 3 and he has just now somewhat started to realize what NO means and listen to me when I say it. When I do say no I make sure and exaggerate my mad face and exaggerate my voice and make sure I have his face in my hands so he is looking at me. I exaggerate because he has such a hard time understanding emotions/faces. Then I explain why we don't do whatever he did in the simplest terms possible. That's about all I do to discipline USUALLY. If he gets really mad and tries to hit at me or pull my hair I hold his hands down firmly and tell him NO HIT! He gets that that is a punishment because if your kid is anything like mine he doesn't want to sit still for more than 2 seconds so he doesn't like his hands being held down even if it's only for a sec.
Answer by aurorabunny at 11:35 AM on Mar. 29, 2009
Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 11:37 AM on Mar. 29, 2009