Cindy - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 7 year old son has high functioning autism, a psychologist told that he is a borderline case, autism and aspergers.
The problem is that he always seems so unhappy. And there are few things that does make him happy. My haert breaks every time I look at him and he seems sad.
Most of the times it feels like he just doesn't want to be with us. Not even the prospect of Christmas really gets a smile out of him.
I'm afraid of what's going to happen if this goes on into his teens.
He is going to school next year, do you think this will get better if he has more friends. Unfortunately a lot of our friends with kids of his age, whom he grew up with, has been mostly avoiding us since they found our that he has autism. We found out last year. It's like they can not see he's still the same child. So he doesn't have a lot of friends right now.
Could this be the problem?
What do you do to cheer your kids up?
There are days that he doesn't look so unhappy, but they are few and far between.
Please help me!