5 yr old has no concept of consequences
My 5 yr old is a strong sensory seeker. We have started therapy and I do plan on talking to her about this because I'm not even sure it falls under SPD. Meanwhile, if anyone can help...PLEASE!!!
Don't get me wrong. I do understand that a certain amount of repetition is to be expected when raising children. Repetitive repetition in fact. I have tried to explain that when I say "Don't take off running across the parking lot." it doesn't mean just for now. It means don't ever run off like that. He has been (thank the gods..."only") knocked on his butt twice by vehicles and he still takes off running any chance he gets.
He's been bit by several dogs for being mean to them yet he still continues to pull tails, pinch ears etc. Within 20 min. of getting out of time out he's right back at the same thing that got him put in time out sometimes even saying "look mom". I know that it sounds as though my child is deprived of positive attention but his dad and I can spend hours diverting his attention even going so far as impulsive walks, trips to the river, running to the store amongst other ideas to try and get his mind on other things but just as soon as our attention is on anything else and he seems to be occupying himself he will take full advantage and go right back to playing with the scissors or slamming the door over and over and over. He has all kinds of toys, a fort and swings out side but seems to refuse to occupy himself appropriately.