SomeRandomMother - posted on 05/24/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
This is a conversation we often have with friends who have kids on The Spectrum and I was wondering where everyone is at. We told our son about six months after we got the diagnosis, once we understood what Aspergers was. He was almost eight and we told him that his brain works differently than most people, not better, not worse ... just different. We talked about the things his really good at and the things he struggles with. We talked about famous people who have Aspergers or Aspergian tendencies and we told him that Asperger's is no excuse for bad behaviour or giving up.
So have you told your child? Why or why not? And if you have how did you do it and how did they take it?