Hello all! A brief intro...

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Registered: 01-04-2009
Hello all! A brief intro...
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 1:58am
Hello everyone!
I'm Manda. Late 20's in a blended family. 3 kiddos: two boys, Caleb who is 8, Cam who is 3 and one girl, Lizzy who is also 8. Boys are mine, girl is my boyfriend's. But we all live together as a family full time. My oldest boy Caleb is my special needs guy. He has been diagnosed w/ the following: Asperger's, ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder & most recently Conduct Disorder... I don't know what else I can say right now except for that I am at the end of my rope. Caleb has had problems for as long as I can remember & things just seem to get worse by the day. I honestly feel like he hates me at times. He has no regard for anyone. Hurts others constantly & never seems to have any remorse for anything he does. He doesn't seem to care about consequences either. I feel like I have exhausted every type of behavior plan or discipline because nothing seems to work anymore. He just doesn't care. Period... I'm sorry to have made such a negative introduction but it's been a particularly bad day, it's late and I am beyond tired. I hope that I can find some support among others who might be in similar situations as myself. Nice to meet all of you!
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Registered: 11-28-2006
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 6:43pm

Welcome Manda, you came to the right place for help and support!

I'm so sorry you are going thru this, it is so hard sometimes, especially when you just don't know what to do for your family and child.

First of all it's very typical for a child on the spectrum to not respond to, or care about consequences.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 9:30pm