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|Mon, 10-20-2008 - 10:00pm|
Okay so let me give you a lil info. I have a great 8 year old son (okay he will be 9 in 3 days *Sniffle*). He was diagnosed with Aasperger's syndrome a high functioning form of Autism about 2 years ago. He was an only child until May of 07 when we were finally able to carry a child to full term our son Ashton.
Well the first few years of school were hard he didn't adapt well and the first school we had him in treated him horribly. I asked for help trying to see why he was having so many problems but I was told "He is retarded and there is nothing you can do". This made me furious he had a speech problem so therefor you are going to discriminate?!?!?!
Finally I did my homework and found him a GREAT school where they helped me get help for him and get his diagnosis. Still he struggled at this school and I won't deny that I protected him and smothered him with attention because I didn't want him to feel like there was anything wrong with him.
This current school year he has been EXCELLENT at school... But now at home he is angry allot and throws fits even going to far and to throw his body around and scream at me. When I tell him to do something he tells me he doesn't want to. So when I tell him he has no choice he throws a HUGE tantrum. I am currently 5 mo preg and he uses that against me by going limp so I can't get him into his room or time out.
I am at my whits end. He has begun telling me he hates me and doesn't want to talk to me and I can't handle it. It is tearing me up inside and I don't know what to do.
I know he is going into the age where they want to be seen as adults but I am having a hard time coping and don't like DH's heavy handed approach. Any advice is greatly needed and appreciated.