Please help me
by Richard Sweeney
My wife an I have three boys, Two 3-1/2 year old twins and a 4 month old. One of the Twins, Carter, is a handful and the topic of this email. His hands have to be clean, he does not like the sun in his eyes, he refuses to be potty trained, he only wants to eat junk, he holds his ears periodically during TV shows or when outside saying he is "scared", he is stubborn, and HE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT WEAR SHOES! He is an absolute angel early in the morning or when alone with us.
He started preschool this year--on the second day the school administration is already showing signs of impatience. They called me at work just to tell me he kept kicking his shoes off, and if it continues he will be dismissed....it's only the second day! He has been to OT and is seeing a behavioral therapist--both have ruled out autism. They are certain it's behavior/ADHD, but I also believe it to be sensory. We don't know what to do. We feel like horrible parents because we are always yelling at him when he will not do regular day to day activities. We need help. Any techniques we can utilize at home?
Carolyn and Richard