My son age 3 whom is on the spectrum , is getting in the mirror and pulling his pull up to look at his private area. He climbs in the bathroom sink when he can or tries to get in my daughters room because she has a mirror that stands to do this. Has anyone encountered this behavior and what can I do to help?
@A MyAutismTeam Member , It is becoming less of a problem . He just does every once in a while.
We not encountered this particular behavior but it's pretty normal for kids to be curious about their bodies. Personally I would ignore it and let him look unless it becomes disruptive - like he won't leave the mirror to do normal things like eat and sleep. If it does become disruptive, I would set a timer for 5 minutes and tell him that he can do that until the timer goes off then he needs to x (whatever else he needs to be doing). It's so tricky because you don't want to feel ashamed of normal body curiosity but obviously it's something you don't want spiraling out of control.