Monday, February 16, 2009

Interrupting

Kids' who are RAD have poor impulse control. They tend to interrupt and interject in every conversation going on around them. Add back in the hypervigilence I spoke of yesterday and it makes a pretty bad combination. Not only is it annoying behavior at home, it does not help with peer relationships at all.

One tip is to have them raise their hand if you are involved in a conversation before they are allowed to speak. Or they can also put one hand on your arm. Practice this repeatedly. When they don't follow through they need more practice. It helps them to develop some self control and makes for a more harmony in the house! Have a healing day!

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

I definatally see this in my son. I remember he told one therapist that he could read people's minds and know what they are thinking. She was thinking he was delusional until he explained that he could tell by thier face and body. I had to explain hypervigilance to her. I also had to explain to her that he actually is very good at reading people to guess what they want to hear and what they want and always knows if an adult is watching him or not. (we did dump her, she claimed to be an attachment therapist - but it very quickly became obvious she knew nothing about it)

Brenda said...

I'm glad to hear you moved on. If you have to explain hypervigilence it isn't a good sign!! Bear also thinks he knows what people are going to say and they are looking to him for help if they even glance his way.

Coffee Bean said...

I have a friend that has seven children and did the hand on the arm thing with them. A lot of what you share is good advice for anyone with kids!

familygregg said...

We do the hand on arm....wait patiently thing over here. I've taken a break form RAD. It's good to see you again :)