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Re: I do believe he has horns !!!
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Posted by Lightening Bug on September 03, 2009 at 10:45:43 from (220.127.116.11):
In Reply to: I do believe he has horns !!! posted by granny h on September 03, 2009 at 08:46:06:
Unfortunately I don't know if the following will work or not. I'm afraid this boy at the age of 4 will need what they used to call behavior modification. But if you have a room that he can't destroy . . . read on.
I took care of 3 children while living in Detroit. One was a 5 yr. old educable girl, her 2 yr. old brother, and a 5 mo. old baby brother.
The 2 yr. old would stand by the door after Mommy left screaming at the top of his lungs. So much fun. Tried to console him, get him to play, the usual things that work. No go.
Finally decided to put him in my daughters room, closed the door, told him when he stopped screaming and crying he could come out. After 2 days of non-reinforcement of screaming he quit and we were fine from then on.
The boy you're taking care of needs to have boundaries and quite obviously Mom and Dad have blown it. They need behavior mod also.
You will do what works and they will undo it when he goes home.
Is there something wrong with him? Can't answer that from a distance. But I suspect you'll have to take him somewhere to be examined. To make sure there is nothing physically wrong with him first. Then he may need to be taken to a professional institute.
Not an easy choice but the sooner he is taught how to behave the better.
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