Casey - posted on 01/10/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Just a quick background of our family. I have a son who is 5. We live with my boyfriend who has a 5 year old son and an 8 year old daughter. I claim them as my own.
My boyfriends son Sam kept coming home from kindergarten with bruises and red marks. When we asked about them he said a boy we will call "Matt" hit him. This was becoming almost an everyday thing. Beginning to get concerned I said something to his teacher about it after school one day. His teacher told me that "Matt" has a slight case of autism and that him and Sam play together all the time. She said that sometimes "Matt" doesnt realize hes being so rough but he loves Sam and Sam really likes playing with him.
I told my boyfriend that night and we talked to Sam about it telling him that when "Matt" gets rough with him he should just tell him that he doesnt like it when hes that rough and to use soft nice touches.
This was towards the beginning of the year and I havent noticed as many marks on Sam. I was in his class a few weeks ago and him and "Matt" were sitting right next to each other being very good.
I just HAD to brag about Sam and how proud I am of him.