but this evening he took it to a whole new level. He was sitting on my bed supposedly doing his word problem book and my 2 year old climbed up there. He got mad at her and yelled at her almost pushing her off. thankfully I caught her because it's a good 3 foot drop to the floor.
I told him he needed to go get in the shower now. He was going to bed early. He started screaming. I told him he had until the count of 3 to head downstairs to the shower or he would be grounded to his room for the rest of the day. He followed me but when we got to the stairs he tried to push me down them! thankfully I caught myself. took him
downstairs to the shower and he refused to get in. He starts screaming and hitting hubby. we put him in his room. He tries to attack to the point we were afraid he was going to seriously injure one of us or himself. I ended up standing outside of his bedroom holding the door closed while he screams "I hate you! I don't want to stink!" and throws stuff around his room.
finally he calmed down enough for the door to be opened. He was grounded to his room for tonight and has extra chores to do tomorrow as well as school work to make up. He ate a rice cake and carrot for dinner in his room. He will not be going to the church movie night tomorrow. he will be cleaning up his room from throwing stuff.
this was a whole new level of violence for him. there was nothing going on sensory wise to trigger this (he has spd), he loves his word problem book so it wasn't a matter of being unchallenged and bored (he's highly gifted), it wasn't related to his anxiety although his impulse control disorder could have definitely played a part. but no matter what it was this behavior is beyond unacceptable. He went to a whole new level tonight with trying to push me down the stairs and seriously injure us.
I really believe there is something more going on with him.
I almost cancelled our newest appointment with the developmental pediatrician but I think it will stay. I need professional help with this child.
has your child ever tried to seriously injure you?
please don't lecture me about discipline techniques. the professionals say they are great for him and spanking is terrible for a kid with spd.
I just wanted to cry but I stayed calm and strong through the whole incident somehow.