Cindy - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
I love my children more than anything in the world. My autistic 7 year old amazes me everyday. He works so hard at everything everyday and I am inspired by him. However I can't help but feel a bit defeated lately. We are working on different strategies for him to control his meltdowns and behavior in school.... and most recently my 9 year old son is having difficulties in school and it is effecting his self esteem. I am also concerned that having an autistic younger brother may be difficult for him as well so now I question every move and parental decision I make fearing that I may be "hindering" one child or the other.....Does any one have any suggestions on how to resolve conflicts between siblings with an autistic child. - I want so badly to prevent meltdowns and keep peace in the household but I fear that when some of these things happen my older son may feel to blame or that the younger autistic son "gets what he wants" .......... I greatly appreciate any suggestions because It's beginning to wear on my emotional well being and I need to be in a healthy place to deal with my childrens needs appropriately.