I have posted here on occasion but not regularly so I hope my seeking advice is okay. I have a son who will be three this summer. Without giving too many details, he has a medical history that may affect his ability to learn and he does have a gross motor delay. Currently he is experiencing some challenging behaviors. I struggle to know what is related to his development vs. what is typical. I often think it is typical challenges magnified. I feel the need parent at a higher level and very intentionally. Often in the moment I am unsure of myself. I am looking for ideas to become the type of parent I need to be for my boys (I also have an infant son). I have the books ?SOS Help for Parents? as well as ?123 Magic?. I struggle at times knowing if my expectations are reasonable. I have used timeouts effectively however he began to use them as an escape (ie. Hitting a therapist to get out of doing something challenging). Books or other recommendations are appreciated.
Besides recommendations for how to grow as a mom does anyone have ideas for teaching a child personal space? I find with other kids he is unaware of physical space and hugs and touches his friends constantly, he can be pretty rough.