Jessie - posted on 07/09/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
Even before we found out she was High Functioning Autistic -Aspbergers, my daughter and I seem to have such a hard time with how she talks, respects my rules, is helpful or attentive towards me. Forget about how I'm last onn her list of priorities, this includes my health, my time, my efforts, or anything else related to being a close daughter mother relationship.
She sees how I go out of my way to make sure she has what she needs, and balance of what her 8 years old brother needs. How I split,myself so thin for her and my son, that many times I go without eating or sleeping to keep a promise I made, or holiday late night decorations for a special morning celebration.
It just seems she does not support, care, or worry about me. Yet when she needs money, a ride, a favor, an ear, its me that she comes to. It's all her.
Now, I too was a teen, a very "busy" teen. My social calendar was always full, but I ALWAYS respected my mother. My teen is on the couch all the time hears me in the kitchen drop something and have no reaction. My son however will run crazy to me and ask if I'm ok, and can he help me. My daughter never even looked up over the couch.
Help please. I don't know how to deal with this. Because now I feel even worse since I found out about her condition.
A sad mom