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Old 12-21-2011, 08:54 AM
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Thank you! I've heard of this book...I'll be ordering it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by Mom2tnx View Post
Thank you so much! The bolded is what sparks his quick anger. He most certainly knows how to handle the situation but in the heat of the moment his impulses sometimes get the best of him. He's very sensitive emotionally. He hasn't been tested for Aspergers yet. I spoke in depth with his pediatrician yesterday and he says perhaps he's just emotionally immature and since he's gotten progressively better overtime that he will eventually grow out of it ....I've been told this before by a behaviorist.
I wanted to second Hopes' suggestion to pursue behavioral or cognitive behavioral treatment even when there's not an immediate problem to be solved. A good behavioral therapist will be able to help your son simulate the things that stimulate his quick anger during the sessions and practice coping with the skills he already knows while he is experiencing the intense emotion. That can make it easier for him to overlearn appropriate responses specifically for when his emotions feel out of control, and help it generalize to his real life, if that makes sense.

Best of luck to you and your son!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:17 PM
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My step son has this disorder. He is seven. We have had custody
Of him since he was three. And he has been stealing since he was in preschool.
He was diagnosed with ADHD a year ago. Since he started medicine his grades went
From D's and F's too A's and B's. But he never stopped stealing. And no discipline
Works on him. The things he stills have no value to him.
But he takes them anyway. He is the youngest of five, and he has
Our house upside down. But his counselor and dr finally diagnosed him
With this. And now everything I'm reading about it, it is making
So much since, what we have been going thru. It is a chemical imbalance!
The parents aren't to blame. People think, well you just let your child do what he
Wants. Why dont you discipline him? Well you can't discipline someone with this
Disorder. It doesnt work. Believe me, we have spanked, took stuff away, restricted him. Nothing works.. They explained it to me like this. If you bite your nails and someone tells you to stop
Can you stop doing it? No! Because it us a compulsion. You don't think when you do it you just
Do it. There is medicine to help it. They treat with depression medication. He just started taking them. We are praying they work.
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