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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Child really good at school and really difficult at home.

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,105

My daughter once explained this to me very well...and she was only about 8 at the time. I'd noticed out loud for her that her behavior at home at that time had really taken a nose dive. At the time she had a lot of tantrums, and she began having like one every single evening. It was absolutely exhau...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 'bad' behaviour and reactions from Dad

Posted: 13 Mar 2012, 7:20 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 6,314

I admit I still at times get "caught" in my daughter's meltdowns. If I see it coming, I make every attempt to move away from the action...but sometimes I'm simply trying to explain why something has to be a certain way...I'm generally calm about it, and things just escalate from there. I like what d...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New here...Frustrated Mamma

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 3:50 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,736

wow...sounds like you are going through a difficult time. I don't have anything to offer other than my thoughts are with you.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Vocal Tic (throat clearing)

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 33,317

I have a boy in my class with turrets. One of his big tics is throat clearing. When it's a transitional times (like before holidays), it sometimes gets very bad, and he's clearing his throat every two seconds. Also, the girl I drive home from school, who is only diagnosed with ADHD, does the throat ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Help! Moms of adolescent daughters...

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 3:30 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 11,310

I can't offer any good advice really. My daughter is diagnosed with high functioning aspergers disorder. She was soooo dirty in grade school that when she came home I could tell what she'd eaten for lunch by the food on her clothes and her hands were black most days. Her teacher one day mentioned to...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Son V Family

Posted: 06 Mar 2012, 8:09 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,591

I think you need family therapy... I am very lucky to have both a child psychologist I'm friends with, and a music therapist who works with disabled children. They are both friends of mine. One day I was describing a scene in which I had gotten overly angry because my daughter was being so "stubborn...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Behavior problems with autistic boy in my preschool

Posted: 06 Mar 2012, 7:56 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,779

Hey...I work at a Montessori school to. Welcome! I would agree with the suggestion of helping the children in your classroom with what the above poster said. Show the correct way. Also, when I worked in the primary part of our school, we had a great teacher who did "social plays" for grace and court...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Regarding being a fit parent

Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,499

Well, I'm about your age. I have a daughter diagnosed with AS, and I have come to see over the past 5-7 years that the speech/sensory/anxiety/attention problems i had as a child were probably AS...and that my dad's sensory/anxiety/temper issues he had while we were growing up were probably AS. I thi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How to balance obsession with computers and life

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 8:18 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,099

Wow, great advice on here....i've learned some things. I totally empathize with you. My daughter is obsessed with computers. We didn't have one for a while, and then her dad got her a replacement computer and I'd forgotten how life is different with one. It's something I've been really having diffic...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: get me through tomorrow ! !! !

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,774

Well...don't know if this will help but for my aspie daughter as well as a little boy I worked with a few years back who has autism, I couldn't give in. Whenever I gave in, I ended up having to do the battle again and again. It was like I'd broken the rule, and the new rule was I would always break ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I don't know how much more I can take.

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 1:58 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 5,227

Wanted to say thanks woodpecker for responding as an asd adult who is managing life well. I'm not the originator of this thread, but as a parent I have to agree with this mom and dw mom. It can be hard to see the forrest for the trees. There are times I really worry about my own daughter's future. B...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: The trouble with helping relatives...

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,676

That last thing seems like a deep set sibling thing though that she may not be able to get over on her own. It sounds to me, and probably to her as well, like you are kind of awesome. You do have a lot going on and I certainly can empathize that you feel right now ill equiped to handle everything. Y...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Help Me Understand This Strange Conversation

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 12:20 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,347

Yes, I've had to do the same thing. I used to wait until my daughter was gone for a day somewhere and go through her room. Understand please that her room was not well kept, and she doesn't like throwing away. We often had to deal with problems because of her "collecting" mice. I don'...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: The trouble with helping relatives...

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 11:22 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,676

My daughter is an aspie and she has a very odd idea about personal space. She never wants anyone innitiating hugs or touching of any kind, but will often hug at the most innapropriate times, or get really close in your face...when she was younger and we'd walk down sidewalks, she was constantly runn...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What Would You Do??

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 11:12 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,386

I'm not sure what the answer is here. My daughter has a distorted view of herself in certain situations. For instance, she's always said she has, "Lots of friends." But she has a different idea of what friendship means than do most people, and this is the first year she's done anything with any frie...
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