Re: Help New to everything
We also used to have a hard time getting my 3 yr old with Autism into the tub. He would scream and hide. As hard as it was, I just kept getting him and making him get into the tub. After a few months of not giving in to his tantrums, he has finally stopped and will take a bath. Blake is very particular about routines and extremely head strong. We frequently have situations that come up where he is trying to be in charge. There was another problem at the grocery store. He loves frozen macaroni and cheese dinners, which are at the end of the store. As soon as we would get to the store, he would start screaming because he wanted the macaroni and cheese dinner RIGHT NOW. Our OT told us not to give in to all of his demands and routines or we will end up spending our entire day doing his routines. So, I just let him scream as we walked through the store doing our shopping. It was hard and strangers gave us funny looks, but after a few months we no longer have the screaming. It is very hard to ignore your childs screams, but for us it has worked.
Good luck in your search for what will work for your grand daughter. The hard part about Autism spectrum disorders is that there are no set answers. What works for one kid may not work for another, so you have to keep trying! Karen