What should I do?? flip off 2 kids; Forks, Washington 1490 posts
May 24th '13

My son is almost 4. Hes autistic. He wakes up screaming every single morning no matter what. He just screams and screams...sometimes for hours at a time. Its taking a toll on me. Iwant to put him back in his room until he quiets down. How can I get him to stop screaming

nothing to see Due August 21 (boy); 2 kids; Japan 602 posts
May 24th '13

have you tried waking up next to him?
maybe a consistent routine could help?

I m sorry I m not much help

Nicola. 2 kids; Manton, MI, United States 13426 posts
May 24th '13

I am not sure the severity of his autism but maybe there is something he needs in the morning that he is having trouble communicating to you?

I am not much help either. I have worked some with kids with autism but I know it is a whole different situation when you have a child with autism.

Is there anyone to give you a break for a morning or two?

flip off 2 kids; Forks, Washington 1490 posts
May 24th '13

I don't want to wake up next to him...that doesn't help anyway lol. Thank you though for trying.

I've tried everything. Having his breakfast ready, his fave show on tv.....nothing helps. He just screams.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
May 24th '13

I'm not of assistance.. I just want to tell you that youre not alone. My son does this ALL the time. They are around the same age. I think the transition of asleep to awake is just really overwhelming. Stay with a strict routine though! It helps them transition easier. Same thing every morning.

b.r.i.t.t.a.n.y. 1 child; Washington 433 posts
May 24th '13

I'm sorry you have to go through that. It must be overwhelming for you both. Just stick to a routine the best you can. Best of luck to you.