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To rugby-tackle my 4yr old

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Iatemyskinnyperson Sun 14-Aug-11 09:32:53

DS2 age 4, ASD is going round with a hair hanging out of his mouth. He won't let me pull it out, and it is driving me CRAZY. I also have this issue with hanging boogers. AIBU to wrestle him to the ground so I can pull it out?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 14-Aug-11 09:43:33

YANBU... strong-arm tactics acceptable when it's for his own good.

Mitmoo Sun 14-Aug-11 09:46:03

"wrestle him to the ground", like what???? You are joking right? What about just restraining him from behind with your arms around his firmly then just take the hair out?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 14-Aug-11 09:47:26

You never wrestle your kids Mitmoo?....

Iatemyskinnyperson Sun 14-Aug-11 10:03:15

I am being a bit facetious (sp?). It was quite a struggle though. He's a big strong boywink

Bringing up a boy with ASD has made me quite physically capable I've found. I could take on a pro wrestler no probs. grin

Mitmoo Sun 14-Aug-11 10:10:16

I can't spell it either Latemyskinny I've had quite a few restraining moments with my son, ASD/OCD. I remember one occasion when he was trying run under a car when he was extremely distressed, I had to restrain him from behind, both of my arms around his until he stopped struggling to get free so he could kill himself.

I'll never forget a womans voice shouting "let the child go you evil bitch". I love it when people make snap judgements and have no idea what is really going on. angry.

Did you get the hair?

Iatemyskinnyperson Sun 14-Aug-11 10:27:26

I did. It was one of mine blush, longish. I was gagging as I was pulling it out. Hair in mouth gives me the heaves.

I know what you mean. I see people rolling eyes at me as I helicopter him round playgrounds, but that was horrible for you both. I did have 2 narrow escapes, had to grab him off the road and both of us ended in the gutter. No-one shouted at us though. sad

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