Jeanne - posted on 03/15/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I don't know what to do, my 14 yr old daughter, whom I believe, may have Asperger's. I guess it has been even more noticeable, since her dad, my husband, was killed in the line of duty on, May 1, 2013, at the time she was 11 and was due to turn 12 just 3 short mths later. I can really begin to see the difference in her social skills even. her lack of communication often remains difficult. I thought I was doin the right thing by letting her have "her time to grieve", just as I need mine. However, she did not even cry until almost a year later regarding her daddy's death. now I feel I made it worse and in such a critical time in her live, leaving elementary, merging into middle school, hormones, etc... I have been reading so much about it.. She is EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT, BEYOND WORDS, t
all of her 8th grade teachers tells me she far surpasses the level if intelligence of college student and that she is "bored" in their classes and they don't know what to do. they asked me what should they do??? How in the world would I know. she spends A LOT of time on the iPad, laptop and/or iPhone reading, YouTube videos of anamie videos or blogs about mine craft etc.... she draws NON-STOP and is an amazing artist... WOW!! I was blown away as are her teachers with her creative artistic talents... I am desperate for advise and knowledge on all of this. She has a "picking at her face" habit as well as other (disturbing to others) issues with carrying on or attempting to carry on a social conversation with others..
I don't know... I hope I didn't hurt her feeling as I never understood what it even was until her counselor ended up explaining the situation ...;(