Teasing versus Lying
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|Fri, 09-17-2010 - 1:48pm|
I could use some of your experience in how to handle this one for my DS3 ASD. He has recently started trying to tease and has the appropriate devilish grin to go with it. I was excited to see this as it indicates (to me at least) that all the speech is taking effect. However, for the past 2 weeks, he has started lying. I did not think ASDs could do this. He is very good at it. He chooses something plausible and can blend it right into his conversation without any instance of awkwardness. He will tell DH that we went places we did not go (ex: grocery store), tell him a gentleman came to visit (took me 3 days to figure out he was talking about the A/C repair man who came in June), different meals for dinner than those cooked, etc.
Now, with a NT kid, I would laugh with a tease and then explain a lie, but with my Aspie, I need a VERY distinct definition between the two. Keep in mind this fine line between the 2 will be tested to the upteenth degree until he is satisfied that he understands the difference.
How have you handled this?