Parenting Our Kids
Giving Time - Teaching Skills for Life
Timeout and other coping strategies.
(on the edge..)
Like yourselves I have an autistic daughter about the same age as yours .... my wife and I, indeed all of the family, are struggling to cope with her when she 'loses it'. I was wondering if you could help us by suggesting any timeout techniques we could use - we really are struggling here and when we say stop what you are doing to our daughter she just gets angrier and says no!
Please, please is there any ideas you have that may help us.
She is such a lovely girl when she is happy and can be a lot of fun, but what with all the stresses she seems to have she and we are under an awful lot of stress. Few of our family and friends are able to understand what we are going through.....oddly enough I think they have problems with their own kids and could learn a lot from us, even if their situations are not as extreme as ours.