I have the hardest time clipping my 8 yo sons nails. He is higher functioning but also has sensory issues and he hates having his nails clipped. He isn't able to do it himself so I am still doing it but I pretty m uch have to hold him down; although he is getting better about having his fingernails clipped. It is getting hard the older and bigger he gets. I tired clipping them in his sleep but he wakes up easily and if he wakes up he sometimes has a hard time falling asleep. Anyone else have a hard time clipping their kids nails? For those with older kids on the spectrum when did they start clipping their own nails? How did you teach them?