helping older sibling understand brother who has autism

Joni - posted on 06/10/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )




i have three boys ages six,three and one in a half. my younger son is starting to talk and my oldest son is starting to ask questions??? he wants to know why his three yr old brother wont or cant talk when his yougest brother can? i dont know how to explain to him that his brother has autism? i never really figured on telling him so soon i just wanted them to enjoy being brothers. it breaks my heart when he start asking why?why? i began to cry and walk away or try to change the subject. so if any moms could help me out with this i would be thankful. my almost six yr old is pretty understanding. i just dont feel like he should know yet. what do you think? what do i tell him?

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