My son is 5 and since he was 2 I became to realise that things were not quite right. He went to nursery whilst I worked and on to reception and breakfast club etc. I never knew what I would walk into when collecting him. Always something that was not positive. He was then observed by child behavioural specialists, and child psychologists that had mixed opinions, 1 being attachment disorder and 2 autism. They were both in agreement that my son is very anxious. Unfortunately he was excluded in November and has had no schooling since. Well that’s his story but my story is .... I am continuously subjected to violent behaviour from my son and when he isn’t hitting, kicking or punching he speaks to me dreadful. Has anyone else been subjected to this? Feels like I’m on my own at the moment.


  • Alex_ContactAlex_Contact Moderator

    Hi @camilla ,

    Welcome to Contact's community. We hope we can help you feel at home and find others like you. If you haven’t already, you might find it helpful to have a look at our community guidelines and FAQs, which you can find here:

    Community Guidelines

    You can also chat in our general discussion section and join the relevant condition hub so other people with children with the same conditions can find you.

    Any questions, do just drop us a private message and we’ll be happy to help.

    Take care and welcome again,

  • Alex_ContactAlex_Contact Moderator
    Hi @camilla

    Just wanted to let you know that Contact has information on our website on Challenging Behaviour that you may find helpful if you haven't managed to take a look already. This includes information about support networks too that might be useful for further information and support.

    Are you in contact with anyone locally with regards to support with regards to your son currently beingout of education? We have SEN Advisers on our National Helpline who would be happy to help ensure you have information about local services and also your legal rights etc. around school exclusions. Please do give them a call on 0808 808 3555 for some further information.

    Hopefully some other community members will be along too, to share their own experiences and suggestions that may be helpful. So sorry you are having such a difficult time but pleased you have found us here at Community for support.

    Take care

    Alex (Contact)

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