I'm afraid he's going to kill the kitten!
My son is 3 and has Autism. I recently rescued a kitten whose mother was hit by a car. She was 2 weeks old when I saved her and now she is 5 weeks and is roaming around the house. My son really does seem to like her but he has been acting mean to her. He picks her up by the neck, steps on her, and just this morning he tried to drown her in the dog water bowl!
All of this happens when I am close by as I never leave them alone together. When he tried to drown her I was in the bathroom less that 15 feet away! I have tried explaining to him that she is a baby and he needs to be gentel,I don't think he knows he's hurting her even though I tell him he is! But he laughs when he's doing this stuff to her and gets mad at me when I correct him.
Most of the time I only have to tell him something (and follow it up with standing in the corner) once or twice. But this has been going on for a few days and EVERY time he gets a chance he does this! I would just find the kitten a new home, but I have two girls who adore the kitten and they have to give up so much for their brother, I don't want them to have to give this up too!
Any ideas would be helpful!