He is 7. Also, he is diagnosed as autism spectrum disorder and is on intuniv.
ok. We do know the children with autistic spectrum disorder do have rigid thinking
Some children respond with anger because they feel helpless. To understand why one child becomes more angry than other children takes some time and effort. What triggered the outburst? The thing to realize is that our anger is generally a reaction to frustration. In children, however, anger appears to be a more generic emotion.
The good news is he is doing great at school.So, hopefully with some behavioral modification and understanding the reasons things might improve
He constantly gets angry and hits every night. There doesn't seem to be one specific things. I feel we've tried different things and nothing seems to work. We try to take him to his room for time out, but he won't go.
What do you recommend as modification?
Ok.Does the anger directed particularly to mum?
Both of us. But he gets a little angrier at mom.
One thing most often helpful is first to look for the pattern. I find looking with ABC pattern is very helpful.By this I mean, A-Antecedent,B-Behavior, C- consequence. In your sons case we know the behaviour.We need to look for A and C
Do you see any particular patterns..It might useful for you to keep a diary quietly with this ABC chart for at least 4 to 5 days, which should include one weekend