They are having serious issues with their child who is an early adolescent. The child has always been difficult and has a number of issues that complicate matters. The child has a processing disorder which affects their aural comprehension, so talking to them and having them understand the message can be difficult. They also is possibly on the ASD spectrum but has never been diagnosed.
Recently some of their behaviour is bordering on delinquent/criminal.
The child often does not allow the punishment be the end of the matter. They take 'revenge' for being punished, which then warrants another punishment and creates a cycle of bad behaviour and punishment.
Previously the parent would use time out (amongst other things) but recently the child has refused to comply. What do you do when a teen won't accept their punishment? What strategies can you suggest that are effective and age-appropriate, particularly for seriously bad behaviour?
FTR they are seeking counselling for the child and themselves.
Edited by au*lit, 26 April 2012 - 03:49 PM.