Teenage Aspie changing right before my eyes

Nicole - posted on 01/23/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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He went from the least likely to fail brainiac to a very argumentative, disrespectful, lazy, dishonest male who takes pride in absolutely nothing and is not accountable for anything.I'm pulling my hair out. Add to the fire....my college kid who is in her second year of college just returned home with bipolar disorder. I'm ready to leave them the house.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/23/2014

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It is a roller coaster, for sure!

Check into med reactions. Concerta is a big one for med reactions, from what I understand...anger issues, emotional control issues...not sure if it would contribute to the stealing, though...

As an aside, my kids tried the "you're stealing my toys from me" gambit too, only to be told that toys were a privilege to be enjoyed when they followed house rules, school rules, etc, and that the removal was to show them how important their behaviour was...after that, they quit trying that bit...LOL...but that's when they were kiddos.

I've found that with my aspies kiddo, diet was a huge determining factor. I figured out what foods/drinks triggered outbursts, and deleted them from our diet. Hopefully, that could be a partial solution for you as well...Boy, I do know that feeling of just wanting to say 'to heck with it, I've had it!!!'

Vent all you want, my dear, PM me to do so if you need!

Nicole - posted on 01/23/2014

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Hi Shawnn!! Thanks for responding. I honestly didn't know what to expect...I was merely venting. He has been diagnosed for the last 4 years and it's been a roller coaster. We normally have more patience for him but now that the teenager has returned home from college, patience has gone out the window along with our quiet existence. He's on Concerta, Zoloft, and Risperdal... sometimes it works effectively, but since the teen has returned home, everything is off balance. He steals, lies, and rationalizes his behavior with Gi'Anni Logic. told me this morning that technically we're stealing from him by taking his toys when his behavior is bad and he's just taking it back when he feels he's been punished enough. He's going to JAIL and sadly won't survive because he's not violent or aggressive. Can't send him to military school because of past bullying....he goes out of his way to not fit in now and insists that his Autism is to blame. Refuses to bathe properly....I'm so exhausted.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/23/2014

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Ok, so physicians, evaluations, and possible medications in these situations are the solution.

Have your son evaluated, and see what recommended treatment is. I have a 19 yo with Aspbergers, and we never had any problems or issues with him.

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