Kerry - posted on 10/17/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have struggled for years with my son. I had no idea what i could do to help or deal with his differences, until he was at least 10, and by then it was too late for much help to work and the bad habits i had gotten into to help cope with him, were ingrained.
I am in regional queensland basically the outback where there is not much help available, and i was the one to visit the paediatrician with loads of information for her to look at (she actually liked this idea as she hadnt dealt with autism before).
There are some great ideas out there and early training for mum, dad and the siblings is the way to go to hlep prevent the growing bad habits such as giving in etc.
Australians need to read the information available online and visit child health clinics and mental health. Perhaps find some friendly childrens councelling service in your area that can help with suggestions.