UGG! Can't talk to anyone IRL, so I'm asking you ...

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UGG! Can't talk to anyone IRL, so I'm asking you ...
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 6:00pm

My very sweet 9 year old son, has Aspergers, ADHD, anxiety, PDD NOS, a non-rule breaker, good boy . . . . I caught him looking/searching for sex related stuff on the internet! It appeared to be all cartoon "porn", but still. He was mortified I caught him. I won't go into all the details, but he'd done it a couple times, first stumbled on it while searching for a game, which then I'm sure peeked his interest. He was very upset with himself; my husband and I assured him his curiosity was normal, however we'd rather he not search for it on the internet and come to us so we can find appropriate material.

What I'm wondering is, is this normal? He's 9! But then again, he's 9 . . .

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It is very age appropriate for NT kids, so I'm assuming your child isn't as delayed as mine are!

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Thanks Andrea, for your thoughts! It is really appreciated. I guess I was thinking he was going to be behind other children in this area, as he doesn't seem to be as mature as his peers. He also still believes in Santa and the guy with big ears. Thank you for sharing your situation. My DH and I will be having a many talks with him.

Have a great day!

Molly