How to handle a child that's over stimulated and runs off
by D. Ferguson
I have 3 grandchildren who have SPD. the one child will run off in Walmart. She will run out of her house crossing the street not looking for traffic and it doesn't matter the time of day or weather. I am concerned for safety on both situations. How would a parent handle something like this to prevent a running off. My first thought is 1st time forgive, 2nd time would be a spanking or time-out (because the child needs to realize/learn that that action is not appropriate or safe).