My 8 yr old son

Amy - posted on 08/28/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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2 of the doctors that my Son has seen so far have agree that he has some form of Aspergers.

I told my family and asked for some simple advice. Should I let my Church know and how do I help make his visit more conferrable. I was told to keep him home until I can handle his tempers/meltdowns. So basically I am being told by some of my family members that they do not want him around for I do not know when he will have a meltdown just because he can not communicate his feelings. How do I help my family to love him for who he not what he does.

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Anaquita - posted on 08/30/2012

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The church should know if you leave him for a time at a sunday school class. Any teacher, or caregiver ought to know so that they can be prepared.



As for family, time and information, is all that you can give them. Hopefully they will come around. Sometimes though, that's not the case.



As for your son, early interventions are key. Social behavioral therapy, and/or aba, occuptional therapy would be good in helping him learn how to cope better, and they can teach you how to figure out what sets him off, warning signs, etc. What causes a meltdown varies per kid. For mine it's not enough sleep and/or being overly hungry in most cases. There's a few other smaller things, but 90% of the time it's one or both of them.



Good luck!

Chaya - posted on 08/28/2012

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Your church should know and they should know what to do in different circumstances. My boyfriends daughter has hypersensitive hearing, so music will set her screaming even with earplugs. The church should know that sort of stuff.

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