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Old 11-09-2018, 09:01 AM
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Default Touching All the Things And All The People, All The Time

I have a 4.5 year old. He has ADHD. He's very sweet and he tries his best. But he has to touch everything and everybody constantly. If he's talking to you, he's touching you. If you don't stop him, he'll be on top of you in a few minutes. He squeezes, grabs and rubs parts of my body that I'd rather he not His friends are getting weary too.

I always explain that he's not entitled to someone's personal space, and we practice asking before we touch, talking without touching the person, etc. I try to fulfill some of his needs for touch with frequent hugs, hand holding, hands on the shoulder etc. Also I try to make sure he gets as much physical activity as I can.

I don't know what else to do. He walked his fingers up my dress yesterday - totally absentmindedly, but I could have screamed. Help?
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