We're going to tell my 9 year old son
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|Thu, 02-11-2010 - 10:21pm|
I'm just not sure how yet.
A few months ago he was diagnosed with Aspergers. The computer had it under PDD NOS, since he didn't have *every* symptom, but the doctor said it was more than obvious that he had mild Aspergers.
Anyways, at first my DH said "No he doesn't.", but now he is feeling perfectly fine with the fact that that's what he has. Mild Aspergers.
I think we need to be prepared for the many questions that will follow. We need to say things right the first time, or else that's how he'll take everything. I could explain the list of symptoms, but say that they can be good? But they're not? I don't want him to think he's bad or something is wrong with him, kwim? Especially since he doesn't think there is in the first place.
He is fine with who he is I think. Not sure if he even notices much of a difference. He is homeschooled though, and knows he was very bad at school and is great at home.
He seems ready in the sense that he could understand and not blurt it out to every stranger, or use it as an excuse for things.
How and when did you go about telling your children?