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She may be sensory seeking. Some kids (my 5yo son) need sensory feedback in order to calm themselves down. If so, the answer is probably to address the sensory needs rather than constrain or negotiated her into the chair. Does she squirm under other circumstances, such as when concentrating or reading? Can she sit still under other circumstances? Can she ...


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I can't speak to much of your post, but I have a step-nephews (8 and 11 now) who have sensory integration issues and I want to offer what little I know that might be helpful there. It is good to make eye contact when you are speaking, but it makes your son uncomfortable. The reason you want to make eye contact is to make sure he is listening to you. You can ...


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Firstly, no "distracting" activities will help him "outgrow" what is potentially ASD. If your son has ASD, he will not outgrow it. You need to know that no matter what you do it is not your fault or under your control whether your child is on the spectrum, but as a parent you can help accommodate your child to help him navigate the world. ...


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Disclaimer: I'm on the spectrum. This situation has been very stressful to my family. I try to talk to my son with direct eye contact, and all I get in return is disrespect, yelling, asking me "what?" and looking away because he doesn't want me looking at him. He requires a lot of my attention and I don't ever get a break. But it seems like he is always ...


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Some of the behavior you describe sounds like normal 5-year-old boy behavior. It is similar to the behavior I was concerned about with my son until I discovered that pretty much every mom I knew with a 5-year-old boy had the exact same issues. Things like having to repeat/remind your child practically everyday to do/not do something. It can be maddening! ...


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Dear Amanda, You should seek professional help for your son. However great suggestions here may be, you have to get in touch with a good child psychologist and work with him and your son. You will be working for his and your own future and well being and mental health. You seem very stressed and worried. Try to catch a break. Just one day of rest, of your ...


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