Trina - posted on 04/26/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 10 year old daughter has Asperger's, I've known since she was little that something wasn't quite "right" with her so when she was diagnosed at 5 it really wasn't that much of a shock. She's been what others refer to as difficult for as long as I can remember, but I've ALWAYS been able to handle her - until recently. I am almost 100% positive that she is entering puberty - she's moody, miserable, and cries over everything, which is the problem. She's always been an emotional child, but now she is literally crying over EVERYTHING. She can't get the cap off the toothpaste, there's no eggo's for breakfast, she can't get her lunch bag in her back pack. Little challenges that she has long since mastered have become huge issues again. My tried and true methods of dealing with her emotionality are not working. And its not just a few tears - it's almost a full-blown meltdown every time. When she's not crying, she's yelling at me or my husband and getting VERY angry, often with no provocation. She's also having difficulties at school again. Luckily, we have a very supportive school that work with us to help her, so they haven't been big issues, but I'm still very worried. She'll be entering middle school next year, so there will be HUGE changes, and if she's acting this way without change, how is this going to affect her come September?
If anybody has been through this, I would LOVE to hear what has worked for you and what didn't.