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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: son deteriorating

 Post subject: Re: son deteriorating
Posted: 29 Nov 2014, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,146


Have you heard of Pathological demand avoidance? It sounds like that might be more the issue at hand. Perhaps you could read these pages and see if it seems familiar? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathologic ... _avoidance http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/r ... drome.aspx If that is the issue, t...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Counsellor who is on the spectrum

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,421


What sort of 'mentoring' are you looking for? Does your daughter want to talk with other autistic people in engineering? Is she actively trying to deal with her situation, and is looking for help, or is this more your idea? I ask because I am not sure what benefit it will be to have a discussion wit...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Religion as a trigger for outbursts

Posted: 26 Sep 2011, 12:10 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,751


I understand his feelings. And I don't think it is just him being an atheist. If that were the case he wouldn't have such a negative visceral reaction to it. He would simply be uninterested or think your being silly. But shuttering when he hears about it indicates more of a negative, usually defensi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Diet

Posted: 25 Sep 2011, 2:29 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,369


I am afraid I don't have much to say about diets, but I have been compiling a list of things for future reference, you might find some useful information in some of these posts: http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt160523.html http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt93083.html http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt160...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: teenagers these days..

Posted: 25 Sep 2011, 2:19 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,193


I don't think BetsyBop is coming back to view this thread. According to the information, she logged on once on September 1st to make this post, and then logged off and hasn't been back since. I am not sure she is going to get any messages left here.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Kindergartener underchallenged at school? Skip a grade?

Posted: 25 Sep 2011, 2:15 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 5,245


I am not sure what to tell you to be honest. I do hope that I am wrong. Because if that is the case then I am just an out of touch person ranting about problems that no longer exist, which would be wonderful because I don't like those problems that I am ranting about. I guess I am just skeptical of ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Kindergartener underchallenged at school? Skip a grade?

Posted: 24 Sep 2011, 10:31 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 5,245


This would be a reasonable arguement if the child were in 7th or 8th grade, but we're talking about a kindergartener here who is already one of the youngest in the class. The difference is skipping a year of middle school vs still having to go through all of middle school while being made more vuln...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Kindergartener underchallenged at school? Skip a grade?

Posted: 24 Sep 2011, 9:32 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 5,245


While I respect our difference of opinion, I want to clear up one thing that I think is pertinent to this discussion: when I said older kids were socially more mature I did not mean they were kinder or better: I meant they had more skills for social and emotional manipulation, less tolerance for di...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Kindergartener be underchallenged at school? Skip a grade?

Posted: 24 Sep 2011, 12:35 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,163


You might want to enroll your kid in a residential boarding school. These boarding schools are about more than just giving teens a sense of focused education. They are valuable places where teens who are dealing with severe behavioral and emotional problems can get the discipline and personal atten...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Kindergartener underchallenged at school? Skip a grade?

Posted: 23 Sep 2011, 10:49 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 5,245


I would have to disagree with Momsparky I started school at age 4 because I was 'academically advanced'. And then I skipped ahead in a few subjects. I was always the youngest and smallest in my class by a good margin. And yes I didn't fit in socially, but to be honest I don't think I would ever fit ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New Problems with our Teen

Posted: 22 Sep 2011, 4:31 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 5,623


It might be worth talking a little about what depression looks like in different people. In me, there is some added edgyness, but mostly just a lack of momentum. It gets so hard for me to decide to do things, and when I do them it feels like I move soooo slow. I don't seem or even feel particularly...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New Problems with our Teen

Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 11:53 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 5,623


Dear Hoegaandit, I think that my objection to your plan is that you are still trying the same thing, just with a bit less difficulty. In other words, your reducing his class load by one and hoping that he can manage the others. In my view any number of classes isn't a good idea because it distracts ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New Problems with our Teen

Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 6:00 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 5,623


I don't think that the child is lying. I just think that what he wants and what is possible are not compatible. Children are repeatedly told that if you work hard, try hard, and do your best then you will get good grades in high school. You can then go on to college and get good grades there. And th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New Problems with our Teen

Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 5,623


Dear Hoegaandit, I usually would have written you a response by now, but I have had a hard time putting one together. That and I've been busy with my book and other stuff. The problem I am having is that any advice I can give seems to be the exact opposite of what you are willing to do. Which makes ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Article in NY Times on transitioning to independence

Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 8:09 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,570


Yeah, I have to agree with Momsparky. I don't think the difficulty with finding a job is necessarily due to autism (although that does make it more difficult). I think the problem is just a lack of open positions. I graduated with my masters back in may, and I still haven't been able to find a job i...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Go Go Crowdsourcing

Posted: 14 Sep 2011, 5:57 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,095


Just adding another post for future reference

http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt174235.html
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