My son is not yet diagnosed but I think any advice from someone who has been there, done that will help. We are really having trouble with our son. He is 5 and he gets into everything. We have put locks on our bedroom, closet, and our pantry. We had to put something on our refridgerator to keep it locked up. The older boys have a lock on their door as well as the closet. He pulls out all of our towels on a constant basis and get them soaking wet and stashes them somewhere. I found my bank I throw all my change into under my bed. My husband has a 3DS (yes, he still enjoys them) that my son has taken 2 times now even though we have gotten on to him.
Also, his temper tantrums seems to be getting worse. Today he wanted milk and I told him he could not have it but he can have some water and he went off the deep end. He started biting himself, hitting himself, screaming. I don't have a clue how to go about disciplining him. We have had no help or any guidance on how to handle a child like this. We love him so much but find ourselves getting increasingly frustrated. My husband thinks he has gotten worse since he got home from grandma's house. She says she never has problems at her house. Could it be that when he gets home there is too much sensory overload for him because we have a large family. My 3 year old daughter was recently hospitalized and my dad took care of 4 kids while my mom stayed at the hospital with me. This was the 1st time my dad had trouble with him. He got in their pantry and found pop tarts and cereal and ate the pop tarts and stashed the cereal behind the toilet of all places.
We don't know what to do and any advice given would be greatly appreciated.