Once I realized he is the proverbial "square peg" and I was trying to force him into the "round hole," I realized my early approach wouldn't work. Now we work together to find ways to cope when he is sensory overloaded, instead of me telling him he's overreacting and to just calm down. I now realize he isn't being rude and disrespectful when he won't look me in the eye when he talks. This is who he is. He is my little square peg, and he has taught me to work with him and not against him.
Rachel H discovered that January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day, although her son seems to celebrate it everyday.