I have a beautiful 5-year-old son (almost 6). Over the past 6 months, his aggression and behaviour are becoming really difficult and hard to handle. He has been quite violent towards himself (hitting himself in the head both with his fists and numerous objects), other children in school, school staff and myself. This has become such a problem, that he has been excluded from school. The school decided he does not take part in trips. Just recently he busted my lip because I wouldn't let him run away in a supermarket.
I try talking to him, trying to explain why myself or school are upset but don't really get any kind of response. He is currently on a waiting list on the autism pathway for assessment, doctor thinks he has possibly ADHD. He has speech problems and is currently attending speech therapy and has been for the past 2 years.
He is the most loving and brilliant child anyone could have when he has his good days and I praise him a lot! (I think too much sometimes) Gets rewards or treats like choosing a new film or a new book or something sweet. He has no problem with food which is great as he eats fruit and vegetables always!
Nobody seems to want to help which is very frustrating for both me and my son as I am getting desperate for answers. I would be eternally grateful if anybody could suggest any strategies to put in place or any advice to possibly help him become a little more calmer.