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My Aspergers Teen

Although Aspergers (high functioning autism) is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a "special needs" teenager are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the Aspergers teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels -- unless the parents' disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maggie Moody Walker It is a huge challenge for me! My daughter is 14 and it is so hard to determine what is hormones or Asperger's,... It can be such a fine line in between. Meltdowns and frustrations seem to be peaking again.
20 hours ago · Like · 1 person
Sue Roberts ‎{{{Hugs}}} Maggie! I have a 16 year old son, with Aspergers too, and the teens seem extra hard on both parties, mum/dad & teen!

T-WAC said...

There are a number of groups that teach social skills to people with asperger's in a manner that they can understand.

To all of you with asperger's who are reading this:

Don't ever think that you're hopeless, or that you're a mistake, or that there's something wrong with you.
I am sixteen, and I have Asperger's syndrome, and not only am I a straight-A student in college, but I'm also a paid teacher. And my employer does not take just anyone. Only those who he feels will help others to grow.

Now, I have below-average social skill. Yet I am a leader.

You can be too. Don't limit yourself. Don't feel like you can't do anything, or are useless. What are your good qualities? You're gifts? "None" is not an answer.

I know that some of you may feel like you're fighting a losing battle, but you're not.
You have your own gifts that "normal" people don't.
All that's left is for you to see them and use them.

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My child has been rejected by his peers, ridiculed and bullied !!!

Social rejection has devastating effects in many areas of functioning. Because the Aspergers child tends to internalize how others treat him, rejection damages self-esteem and often causes anxiety and depression. As the child feels worse about himself and becomes more anxious and depressed – he performs worse, socially and intellectually.

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How to Prevent Meltdowns in Aspergers Children

Meltdowns are not a pretty sight. They are somewhat like overblown temper tantrums, but unlike tantrums, meltdowns can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. When it starts, the Asperger's child is totally out-of-control. When it ends, both you and the Asperger’s child are totally exhausted. But... don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. At the least provocation, for the remainder of that day -- and sometimes into the next - the meltdown can return in full force.

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Parenting Defiant Aspergers Teens

Although Aspergers is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager with Aspergers are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the Aspergers teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.

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Older Teens and Young Adult Children With Aspergers Still Living At Home

Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent? Parents of teens with Aspergers face many problems that other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

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Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism

Two traits often found in kids with High-Functioning Autism are “mind-blindness” (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and “alexithymia” (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in others). These two traits reduce the youngster’s ability to empathize with peers. As a result, he or she may be perceived by adults and other children as selfish, insensitive and uncaring.

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Highly Effective Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Children with Asperger's and HFA

Become an expert in helping your child cope with his or her “out-of-control” emotions, inability to make and keep friends, stress, anger, thinking errors, and resistance to change.

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