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My 6 yr old has control of my life, how can stop it?

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My life was put on hold 3 yrs ago when my now 6yr old son was diagnosed with autism. I spent 4 days out of the week at therapy with him and the remaining time was spent watching him. He has manners with others but he runs over my husband and I. I take full responsibility for allowing it to get this bad, but I am now expecting my second child and have to put my foot down. - he is disrespectful at home and in pubic - No is the only thing I hear from him - throws his toys and anything else imaginable anywhere Any help will be appreciated.............

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just put him in time out for a mintute or two and let him know that behaving like that is not gonna be tolerated
When my nephew who has Autisim acts up my sister in law puts him in time out but he runs away so she got him a playpen and they made a poster that said "the thinking box" on it and if he misbehaves he goes into the thining box until he is ready.  then she will let him out and just forget about it.  later at bedtime or even at bathtime when he has cooled down she will ask him"why did you go to the thinnking box today?" He usually awnsers no sweat but if he acts up again he goed back in.  one last thing she does when he acts up is records in and later they go through it pausing throughout and he has to explain what he did wrong each time.  I hope this helps.  Good Luck
i know what you are goin thru, my 7yr old has autism. My son is non-verbal and also has behaviors that I cant control. Its hard to say be patient because no one know just how much patience we are already exerting. You do have to discipline him adn it has to be consistent. Everytime he exhibits bad behavior the punishment has to be consitent because children with autism learn differntly. You have to keep telling yourself that if your son didnt have the autism he wouldnt  behave this way. Every child behaves one way with someone else then they do with thier own parents. I know you are doing a great job, just keep on being consistent and one day he will surprise you and make you soo proud when he finally "gets it"
i know what you are goin thru, my 7yr old has autism. My son is non-verbal and also has behaviors that I cant control. Its hard to say be patient because no one know just how much patience we are already exerting. You do have to discipline him adn it has to be consistent. Everytime he exhibits bad behavior the punishment has to be consitent because children with autism learn differntly. You have to keep telling yourself that if your son didnt have the autism he wouldnt  behave this way. Every child behaves one way with someone else then they do with thier own parents. I know you are doing a great job, just keep on being consistent and one day he will surprise you and make you soo proud when he finally "gets it"

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