Shelly - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I was recently told my 5 1/2 year old son has mild aspergers. I also had been told over a year ago that he is ADHD (which is fairly common these days). My ex-husband is bi-polar also. He just started kindergarten last month and is behind. He gets easily frustrated and often does not want to do things. He is on medicine which he metabolizes too quickly. He can get himself through school but after school he is sort of mopey and if we don't go home he gets all clingy and whiny. By the time my daughter gets home he is all wired up and causing trouble. Then they cannot be in the same room together without them yelling at and annoying each other. I don't know how to help him learn the things he needs to learn. He's a pretty smart kid, but often gets frustrated before he can get through what he is trying to do. My daughter is a straight A student and requires little attention. How in the world do you help your child learn? I don't want to just leave it up to the school, but he is making progress since he started last month. I also know that kids tend to act out more so for mom than anyone else. Any help would be greatly appreciated!