This week has been terrible. His behavior has been outrageous. He has been spending a lot of time in his room alone. He has lost most of his toys. He has been sent to bed early almost every night. He has had zero time on any electronics.
He's talking back bad. Nobody in our house speaks meanly to each other but its all he will do. Demand, refuse, argue. He sometimes hits me or others for no apparent reason. And yes, he is disciplined for it each and every time.
ive had a lot of professionals watch me with him and tell me my methods are wonderful and that I have a ton of patience with him. Hes just not responding. Normally I can catch him when he starts to get overwhelmed but this week has been different.
Hes waking up ok. Hes never a morning person and I have to keep my attitude positive like its going to be the best day ever or our day will go downhill fast. I'm not a morning person either so its a bit of a challenge.
he gets dressed and sits down to breakfast. That's when everything changes. All of the sudden out of nowhere he will yell at himself and start talking to himself. Here's an example from today. Y is what he yells and s is what he speaks.
Y:"Stop using your fingers when you eat"
S:"but its an apple I can use fingers for an apple"
Y:"no, it doesn't matter you need to use your fork"
S starting to whine: "no, my mommy says I can use my fingers"
Y: "I don't care I said you need to use a fork"
S near tears "but its an apple"
Y: "then throw it away if you're not going to use a fork"
And on and on it goes. After this he will stop on either one or the other. He could be fine and move on with his day or he could be snappy all day.
I'm really scared.