Explaining SPD to siblings

by Connie
(Southport, NC, USA)

I have a 3 year old son who I believe has SPD, mostly auditory processing problems, he doesn't exhibit any tactile issues. He is bothered by other children, to the point that I am now a stay at home mom. He can be calm and cooperative alone all day. The minute his 10 year old, very active, very hands on, sister gets home we have problems. He's throwing things, jumping off the couch, uncooperative.

I need a good way to explain to my daughter what is going on with her brother. I am continuously asking her to quiet down, take her hands off her brother, etc. The other problem I'm having is when I get upset and try to discipline my son he laughs, this was a major problem at preschool. Anybody have a good way to discipline? Thanks for the feedback. Connie

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Apr 08, 2021
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by: Anonymous

I would recommend getting your daughter to watch a YouTube video with you on SPD (I recommend star institute). Explain to her about personal space, and how she should give her brother some space. If your daughter is under ten years old I would recommend waiting until she’s a bit more mature.

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