Would your Son be the only Child the family?
If yes ,sometimes Only Child have problems sharing ,playing with others and want attention from everyone around them.
I found Social Play Groups to be good , this way the Child gets practice playing with others " Mine turn ,your turn" games
work well (Grandparents can join in too ) i did try the Fishing game (Reject shop had them ) a few dollars. They have in the kit
a fishing Rod and some coloured fish that you try and pick up on the end of the stick. My Son used to crack it when he had
to wait his turn and if he didn't win "WELL YOU KNOW " MELTDOWN ". This game used to help him" LEARN " that its not all
about him and teach him to wait his turn". Great Game "
Sometimes Children like us feel like not talking ,or maybe he feels a bit upset to tell you whats on his mind.
Make up some MOOD FLASH CARDS and get him to show you how he feels. You can Google them on line Free
then print them out, cover them with some sort of laminated plastic . Get him to start to talk about his feeling and how
was his day at Kinder !.
If he is having a hard time at Kinder maybe look into a "Time out soft pop up tent." K-mart or Big w sell them.
You can add some plush pillows and a few books that when he gets stressed out then he can go into the tent and have
some quite time to himself. You can also have one set up in his room. Bright lights ,loud noises can some trigger mood
swings in young children resulting in melt downs. Also Keep a mood diary (Grandparents also have one ) and note down
any changes before hand resulting in the mood changes . You might see pattern forming !!
Keep food plain (no junk food full of sugar and no soft drinks . Stay away from cheap and easy $2.oo sweets full of
nasty additives . ) High Sugar, Pre pack snack foods (supermarket brands ) are not good for young children
and can sometimes make the mood swings worst. Keep a food diary ,take notes if you see that after a while
eating certain foods the child behaviour changes . my son use to go wacko after Smiths Chips . Use to last three hours. !!
Start with the food and it might help him to calm down. Do not stress out at the moment regarding how he is acting
one task at a time regarding his behaviour and so some research on "GOOD FOODS LOW SUGAR AND TRY TO
MAKE YOUR OWN CAKES AND SO ON. STAY AWAY FROM PRE PACKED FOODS, SO CALLED HEALTHY
MOTHERS VOICES ARE THE BEST TOOLS
FOOD SNACKS FOR SCHOOL RUN (TRUST ME THEY ARE NOT GOOD FOR THE CHILD) THEY HAVE HIGH SUGAR 'S
AND FALSE COLOURS, ALL JUNK IN THEM THAT IF THE CHILD EATS EVERYDAY , BUILDS UP ,OVER LOAD.
GOOGLE SOME NATURAL OPTIONS ....START BAKING, HAVE FUN AND SEE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE CHILD MOODS.
EARLY TO BED , ROUTINE A MUST. NOT TOO MUCH TV TOO. GOOD LUCK AND HOPE THIS HELPS.
SLOWLY SEE CHANGES FOR THE BETTER .
KIND REGARDS SKATERGIRL08.
TOWARDS CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ,
HAPPY AUTISTIC CHILDREN GROWN INTO CONFIDENT ADULTS