Lately, I have been reflecting on how much time our family has spent at home over the past two years. It has become such a routine that we hadn’t noticed how much time actually went by when we avoided going out. Avoided placed where we would have to chase Ally or leave abruptly because of … Continue reading Our Home, the Bunker
And of course, the one and only time I ever wanted to find a bathroom with a hand dryer in it, there wasn’t one.
It is an attention-seeking behavior. I ignored it. Because that is what you do when you are managing a child with autism
Is this a personality issue or is she a mean girl? Or does she lack empathy?
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As of now, I only tell people on a need-to-know basis. But I am second guessing this decision
And I find myself torn between wondering if she can help it or if she is doing it on purpose because she knows logically when we talk about these situations what is wrong, but she continuously does the wrong thing.
There was a time when I found myself so caught up in trying to fix her and catch up to things her peers did without a struggle.
But how does that help me now? Now that there is nowhere left to go? Does no one understand that our children are capable of growing? That they won’t always be the bad kid.
Also, According to Autism Speaks, “On average, autism costs an estimated $60,000 a year through childhood, with the bulk of the costs in special services and lost wages related to increased demands on one or both parents.”