Ghee Posted July 31, 2012 Share Posted July 31, 2012 (edited) I mean like at home, anything we can work on before we actually get referred to therapies or prescribed meds? This is about to get me. Today, DS was in trouble three times in 2 hours. We were at the pool and the kids were playing a diving board game called chicken. One of the stunts was a toe touch, and this other little boy did a really good one. One of the girls commented "You want to see a boy do a good toe touch that was it!" Well DS is naturally gifted at that sort of thing so he couldn't wait to prove how good he was and get them to ooh an aah over him. He took off down the board and jumped...almost on top of the other boy! I called him out and reminded him he needed to wait until the other swimmer is well out of the way. At that point he got mad and said "I'm not playing that stupid game anymore" and sulked off to the shallow end. Those sulking fits never last long because he can't stand to not be part of the action, so five minutes later he was back. The next issue was that a much younger boy was throwing a ball and jumping in to get it. DS takes off when he throws it and dives in and gets it. Honestly it was like watching a Labrador, he cannot NOT go after a ball. Again, I call him over and tell him not to do that, the little boy wanted to play alone and did not want him going after his ball. The last incident was another not looking out for other swimmers thing. It might have been at least partially my fault. I told them it was time to go and they could do one more thing before we left. Dd was working on her dive and I wanted her to have a chance to practice one more time as she was doing really well. Well, DS doesn't even wait on her to surface, he jumps on the board, runs to the end, and sails off in a cannon ball. Right on to DD. I was furious. We literally had the "Look before you leap" talk less than 30 min prior. It may have been partially on me as I said "once before we go" and maybe he was trying to rush to do it, though I hadn't been hurrying them. I went and got him by the hand and made him walk with me to the chair and gather his things to go. I restated that he HAD to wait on the person before him to clear the area. I'm just flat out without any ideas how to teach him patience and get him to assess situations before acting. Honestly, this has only recently become a problem at the pool, he has always been better than this. you can actually see him just spring into action without any thought. It really IS like watching or trying to restrain a lab puppy when someone is throwing things, it's like his body can't hold still and he has no time to restrain himself before he is already into action and unable to stop himself. It is wearing me out!! Edited July 31, 2012 by Ghee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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