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Posted by sarah on October 05, 2000 at 03:29:57:

In Reply to: aggression posted by hisdad on October 04, 2000 at 21:54:17:

: Has anybody out there dealt with a 4-5 year old boy with aggressive tendencies at school? With both students and aides and teachers. We have done some ABA, GFCF, and other stuff, but would like specific advice. We've tried time-outs, but he loves them. How do we get him to redirect his internal anger and frustration for a short time until he is able to deal with it. The cause is being told no for example when he wants something.

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: Hi

My kid is not aggressive but I know people who do have kids who get very frustrated and need their own space. Does your son have his own space in the classroom environment with his favourite computer or whatever that no one is allowed to touch except him. Somewhere that he can go to when he has been doing good work - I believe in positive motivation. I know of another kid who when he needs to chill out he lies down in the corner of the classroom on a big bean bag and that helps him to calm down. Maybe his teachers can do a picture book about emotions, happy, sad, angry etc. (compic style maybe) and read it with him so that he begins to understand his emotions. When he is angry he could pick out the angry picture and maybe the teachers aide could talk to him about that emotion. It is a bit hard as I don't know where your son's level is - but that's what I might try. Hope it helps. Sarah

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