Cyndie - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Does anyone here have or has gone thru the issues of puberty & your Aspie child?
I am the step mother of a 10 yr old boy who was diagnosed with Aspergers last
year. My issues with him is that he lies, a lot, is lazy but can not comprehend
why his privileges get taken away when he has a deal breaker at home or at
school. Deal Breakers are Lying, Threatening Himself or Others, Hitting (any
kind of assault), Cursing, & Not Taking Accountability when done wrong. This was
brought up in one of his ARD's at school when we were trying to set goals for
the year. He was having trouble separating his rewards/punishments between
school & home (basically removing double punishment). So today, he gets home at
3:40 & by 5 pm he had lied to me at least 10 times, trying to get himself out of
trouble when his privileges (TV or toys) were taken away. His stories kept
changing. He wouldn't try to do his homework correctly. He wanted me to do his
work for him. Hoping that if he kept messing it up I would just do it for him -
his grandmother used to do his homework back when he was living with his mother.
(That is a whole different & much longer issue I am having to deal with these
days.) I hate getting after him knowing his condition but I also do not want to
have good expectations out of him because of his disability. HELP!!! I SO NEED
HELP!!! Any advice will do caz I am so close to quiting on him & I don't want
that at all!!!