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The first thing that comes to mind is that your son learned he doesn't have to do unpleasant things if he pretends not to understand. So "Do you want a cookie?" gets a response, "Don't touch the glass!" doesn't. It might even be a certain tone of voice (for example, the one your wife uses when she wants him to do something) that's become a cue for him to ...
It's good to consider any challenges such as hearing or a neurological issue, but barring those I highly recommend you take a Love & Logic class and use the power of empathetic consequences. Also the "uh oh" song, as appropriate.
Yes, you should go to the doctor. My daughter had very similar symptoms - it'd seem like she'd be straining or cramping, then it would pass and she'd be fine. Our pediatrician said "well, might be nothing but... Here let's do a consult with someone..." Ended up being intestinal intussuseption that required a procedure to correct. It's usually a good idea ...
I shall take you through what I do, this is a reasonably time consuming approach but i also have two ASD children (for a total of 7) so there are nine of us to feed each day. Plan a week's menu out ahead of time. Each day have two options; let the child pick from the two options before you go shopping, so you are buying the one they have decided on. If ...
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