Hi ladies -
I know a few of you have been through this. DS gets very aggressive. Many things cause it: we have to stop an activity, light too bright, sounds too loud, I am too close. But he hits me in the face or claws me.
He broke my nose twice this year by head butting me. I broke my front teeth when he threw a metal toy truck in my face. I have scars on my face from him scratching me and he even scratched my cornea once.
I tried this:
-Hand over hand prompt to gently touch me
-Saying NO firmly
-Sessation of activity (which lead to a lot of behaviors to avoid a task)
-Crying (I know, why would I think he cares?)
-Stomping his feet and saying MAD when he is frustrated
Some of them work, but as I sit in my office with a fresh scratch on my nose, I wonder if there is a better answer to this.