Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Story time: I have a client who told me I was making him want to go destroy his room. Sound familiar? Anyone else with room destroyers out there?
So I responded with: "OK, great! Let's go find something in your room that we CAN destroy!"
He was a little confused with my reaction at first, but we soon found some cardboard, paper, and string he could go to town on and destroy, unravel, rip, whatever he wanted.
After this we made a box of different materials he can be destructive with. We did this while talking about how these things are ok, as well as the feeling he gets after ruining his room or toys that he loves.
We filled ours with paper, Popsicle sticks, straws and bubble wrap- basically things I had with me at the time, but other ideas came to mind, and will be saved in the future to change it up and keep this skill appealing.