Emotional and hypo-smell
Recently my dad has become terminally ill. He has become a very angry hateful man to all of us who love him.
He has always been critical but he is being down right mean now. He has always had issues with smells and just tolerating "stupid" people in general.
I see some similarities in my 10 year old son and I would like to find ways to help him cope with these irritations without becoming full of anger and hate.
I have explained that his brain processes sensory information differently sometimes than other kids his age.
His sensory awareness is more like an adult. He complains about things any adult would understand in another adult but are not used to seeing in kids.
Offended by people with food on their faces.
highly irritated when other kids talk with food in their mouths and if some of it comes out of their mouth he would love to punch them... though he has learned to control this urge.
Being crowed in line will often be handled by pushing people away from him.
He seems to interpret other peoples actions as much more aggressive than they intend them to be. this is especially true of teachers. Some seem to have a nagging scorn to their voices most of the time and he has a lot of trouble getting along with this kind of person.
He will say he hit a kid because they spit in his face when actually the kid was talking and a tiny piece of spittle came out of their mouth and landed on his face.
This is just a sample of the kinds of things he deals with.
I would love some advice and ideas on ways to help him learn to emotionally handle these stressful situations.