Anon...it's one thing for them to KNOW right from wrong. It's another for a 5 year old to understand why her BROTHER doesn't understand it.
We don't have an official diagnosis yet, but it's a safe bet it's coming. I've just been telling my older son that his younger brother just has to have his routines, and to just let his brother turn on the light, turn off the TV...that even though my older son wants to do it, his brother NEEDS to do it.
I've told him that his brother doesn't understand things the way he does. He has to go into time out more often because it takes more for him to understand (in response to the question "Why does Liam keep doing the wrong things?")
I do discipline my younger son. Maybe not to the full extent of the other two, and maybe that's wrong. But he is understanding more and more right from wrong (he's 3) but it's taking him a LOT longer. (my 2 year old gets it quicker)
at 3:20 PM on Apr. 6, 2009