Posted 22 August 2007 - 03:36 PM
This is my first time on here so appologies if I have done anything incorrect in my post etc.
Posted 22 August 2007 - 04:01 PM
My son is 6 asd too and untill recently he had very violent outbursts and he is so strong it was very difficult to deal with so i do understand how your feeling. It got to the stage where i was considering meds too. Luckily my son was placed in a asd school (unit) and since then has come on leaps and bounds and hasnt (touch wood!!) been violent towards me or his dad for a good few months now. What i didnt realise was that he was very unhappy at school and was coming home and taking it out on us, but of course he couldnt explain what was wrong and i never once got the feeling he was unhappy at school. Not that im saying this is the case for your son but i think this was part of my sons problem.
Can you think of anything that triggers his behavior and try and difuse it before it starts (easier said than done i know)? My son used to start getting agittated first and i would know he was going have a meltdown so id try and get everyone out of his way and anything he could throw, also i found if i spoke softly to him and said "comon come here whats the matter etc and gave him overboard sympathy that would help sometimes!!
Im sorry but i dont have any suggestions on herble medication but my son does have melatonin to help him sleep at night which im sure has helped with his outbursts too as when he is tried he is much worse. There are some wonderful people on the forum and im sure they will be able to give you some better advice.
Edited by brooke, 22 August 2007 - 04:09 PM.
Posted 22 August 2007 - 04:18 PM
Posted 22 August 2007 - 04:33 PM
You could try some form of reward system to praise and encourage his good behavior. which in turn might decrease the violent outbursts gratually so that he learns to have some control over them. Its very hard to watch and especially when he takes it out on younger siblings. Good luck and I hope someone can offer you more help.
A row has exploded here got to go!
Posted 22 August 2007 - 04:55 PM
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:17 PM
(the biggest problem was getting the fish oil into him this required bribery at the beginning)
It is also very good for all children! Formulated to help maintain eye and brain function.
Posted 24 August 2007 - 05:30 PM
Was reading on the NAS website yesterday about vitamin B6 and magnisium(spelling?) but got really confused about the dosage etc. Have any of you tried these?
Got to say thank you to all of you on this forum, its been like a lifeline to me, so please I came across it
Edited by allie, 24 August 2007 - 05:30 PM.
Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:00 AM
I cut out all processed food,tinned foods,white bread,fizzy pop,sugar,salt ,crisps basically ###### and made him eat fresh.It worked bloomeing wonders with his mood,his bowels everything.It was amazeing.
Its not a cure for aspergers but it realy realy aleviated the symptoms .Its not easy to implement and we didnt do it all at once it took a good year to cut out foods and get him to eat different things.He still has the odd biscuite and the odd bar of chocalate once a week after all he is a kid.But 99 per cent of the time hes on the good stuff.
Its something the whole family do not just him its easier that way it worked wonders with my stroppy teenage NT daughter also.
Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:12 AM
This sounds great something we could all benefit from. I keep trying but never am able to keep it up, wish you would come to my house and help for a month. I could learn lots!!!!!!!!!
Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:06 AM
Off course we still occasionally go out for fish and chips you only live once .but im certaine food plays a part in makeing the behaviours worse.
Just before my son broke up from school his school bus escort gave him a load of highly coloured cra**y sweets something he never ever has.with in 10 minutes of him eating these he was wild,bad tempered,ranting aggressive and in meltdown somehting wed not witnessed for a while.It proved to me that im doing the right thing.
Not saying it would work for all the kids but it worked for us.
My son will always be an aspie i know that,hell always be awkward and stubborn.but by being on what i beleive is the right food hes not as extreame in his moods and hes able to listen and hear me better and think more about what hes doing.
Even his teachers at school noticed a big difference in him and asked what wed done they thought wed shoved him on medication but hes never been medicated.
I also suffer from Bi polar disorder and ive not had an episode of the illness either for 4 years due to the food.I no longer medicate for this condition either.
Its got to be worth a go.
Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:13 AM
I try to be sensible with both the kids foods but after reading your post I know I could do so much better. Will definitly give it a go - wish me luck
Any of the kids fav recipes that you would share with us
Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:03 PM
I also make my own soup.
My son enjoys leaks chopped up with sweet potatoe.Boile it up untill soft in a pan of water then i just whisk it/blend together he enjoys that.Its a way of getting veg into him.He eats brocallit,cauliflower carrots alsorts choped boiled and blended up in the same way,None of the goodness is lost either casue there haveing the water in the home made soup.
He eats prawns and also enjoys home made fish cakes.I use smoked haddock i cook this then boile up a sweet potatoe mash and misk with the flaked fish shape,cool and then brown of in a pan.
Smoothies made from fresh fruite are a goody also.
He only has whole meal bread,or wholemeal pittas,i fill these with tuna no mayonaise or anything and he eats that.
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