>Another thing M likes to do when he is having a manic episode is throw himself around. I have seen him throw himself at the wall, or bring himself from a standing position to a horizontal position in mid air, then letting himself fall to the floor. I have seen him land on his head. Then if he knows no one but you saw him do it, he will accuse you of hurting him. We used to think that his brothers and sisters were beating on him, until we saw him do that. Tweet #fighting4answrs
>At least once a day M has a manic episode that causes him to explode in anger. I am trying to teach myself how to defuse these episodes. It starts by not allowing him to push buttons. Walking away or listening to an mp3 helps. The theory being that if I don’t feed the episode he can’t explode. Started just letting him have things that he takes. Will deal with the consequences of his actions later. Far better to avoid the confrontation now then to have the stress of the extreme blow out now. He hates it when I do that, but it also seems to be helping with the problem. Once I am certain that he is past the blow out stage, then we deal with the consequences of taking things that don’t belong to him. M is a master at manipulating the environment to suit his emotional needs.
>M has a penchant for repeating two or three times everything that he hears. While we fine it annoying, we have to remember that he may need to do that for his compulsion. There are worse things that he could feel compelled to do. Sometimes when he does it, I am not entirely sure that he even knows that he does it. The other thing is that he likes to stare. I hate to admit that hit creeps me out to have him staring at me for 5 minutes or more. most of the time a quick reminder to not stare because it is impolite and he will stop. Redirection helps, but sometimes, we have to really get on him to stop. oh, and the cat is in heat. Can’t wait until we can get her spayed. Tweet #fighting4answrs