Re: Behavior issues, longstanding, with 14-year-old son
My son who is DS is now 22 years old and he is wondfull, he is very loving and he is funny-he's a nice guy. Now when he was around 14 years of age, he was not so nice, he had some anger issues , it was very strssfull, most of it is puberty, look at a normal child who has no disabilities, there off the wall to, they don't know how to act and there behavior is disrupting, so now you have a child with DS who is going threw this and he cannot handle it either. When my son would get very angry, we found out that raising our voices made it worse, We would talk in a soft calm voice and give him his space, then when he is totally calmed down, we would sit and talk-(calm voice again) we would tell him that he is such a nice guy and that we loved him BUT what you just did was wrong and nice guys don't do that, when he dose something good, praise him up and down, they love to be prasied and when they are priased for there good deeds, they try to do more. If you not satisified with his school maybe you need to check out some other programs for him. There was this teacher my son had who had all specail needs teen-agers, He always talked to them in a calm tone, played calm music and he had no problems with his class, he siad that this is a very difficult stage for these kids and they don't need allot of excitement because when that happens, they act out. He had them doing allot of art, gardening and walking. I hope this helps.