Routine is important for any child, it is critical for children with ADD, ADHD, or Autism. It is also extremely important that both mom and dad are on the same page with discipline. If the two of you do not get on the same page the confusion for your child will continue, and yes there is confusion. Say he throws a toy for example, mom tells him please do not do that, and dad hollers and scares him. He is confused. It is not a big deal or is it a major offence? Get dad on the same page with time outs. Back to the throwing the toy. Give him one (1) warning, â€œIf you throw your toy again, you will be in time out.â€ If he does, put him in time out. One (1) minute per year of age. Tell him, â€œI am putting you in time out because you did not listen and threw your toy.â€ Every time he gets up put him back without talking to him. When he has completed the time out tell him again why he was in time out and have him say sorry....
at 10:58 AM on Jan. 6, 2010