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|Wed, 08-25-2010 - 10:26pm|
I have a 9 yr old Aspie boy. We feel that exercise and athletics are really important for his health and overall functioning. However like many AS kids, he is NOT athletically inclined. My husband practices some kind of ball sport with him several nights a week and he is certainly "good enough." But when we put him on a team he is so obviously inferior to the other kids it is hard on us and him. That said, we feel like without the regular practice and involvement he will never improve. IT's not that we want or expect him to be an athlete we just want him to get regular exercise and learn to move his body and be a part of a team. But ugh, is it painful to watch. He seems to be indifferent. He will do it if we sign him up, and he doesn't miss it if we don't. I am completely stumped. What do you think? What do you do?