My mom and I have been discussing my son’s violent/aggressive behavior. She says “I hope this stops before he’s a 6ft tall teenager beating you up.”
She thinks his behavior is not normal. I relate it to his autism. Are autistic kids more aggressive then “normal” kids, or is she right in saying this has nothing to do with autism?
I’ve read autism blogs that discuss biting and hitting but they are few and far between.
I know part of my son’s behaviors are due to him being non verbal. He gets so frustrated that no one is understanding what he’s saying that he lashes out.
But that’s only part of it. Let’s take today for example. He was extremely hyper and flappy all day. He was also the most violent he’s ever been in one day.
We’d be sitting down watching a movie and he’ll run over and punch me or bite me. The biting me part is new. He used to ONLY bite his dad. (not that that’s any good either).
I still have a huge bite mark on my wrist from where he bit me this morning while I was trying to get him to take his antibiotic.
He is constantly screaming, pushing, punching (yes punching, closed fist and all), slapping, spitting, and biting.
He has never seen anyone act out any of these behaviors, so I strongly believe it is not learned.
His daycare swears he’s the sweetest angel there and there have been no incidents of aggressive behavior. He does it around people he knows (parents, grandparents, and friends). He also does it when we go out in public.
I know some of it is the “terrible twos” but I can’t help but think its not all related to that.
Please tell me I’m not alone here. Please tell me that I’m right in thinking it has to do with his autism. Or tell me I’m wrong. I’m man enough to handle it.
I’d greatly appreciate it if you could share your stories, advice, or experiences with me.