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The Mark Hutten Show: Episode 1

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great first show! I'll be looking for info on how to listen live. I think you have a good attitude toward and understanding of the issues that I and so many others live with. As a 55 year old, newly diagnosed Aspie, I need this kind of information to help me make sense of the world. I also have a few good stories about how AS traits can play out as we get older. Thank you so much for what you are doing.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I have been a fan of your ebooks and audio downloads and now also your new show!

Anonymous said...

I am listening to your 1st Mark Hutten show. I love it. It’s so funny. I was just telling my daughter the other day I hate it when people call kids with Aspergers Aspies, but after listening to you I’m good with it. I’m sure not gonna go feed my cat. (I don’t have one either) LOL....I do love your show. Now, I’m listening to it after you were on the air. When are you on the air so I can listen to you live and maybe e-mail a question? Oh and by the way, I have done so much research on Aspergers Syndrome I have actually thought I have it too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Mark for all you do for the families who are struggling to help the ASPIE kid to be the best he can be and to fit into this sometimes cruel world. I really takes and village to raise a child and our faith in GOD. I am so blessed that [my grandson] has a village of people who love,care and want the best for him.

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. Thus, the best treatment for Aspergers children and teens is, without a doubt, “social skills training.”

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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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Aspergers Children “Block-Out” Their Emotions

Parenting children with Aspergers and HFA can be a daunting task. In layman’s terms, Aspergers is a developmental disability that affects the way children develop and understand the world around them, and is directly linked to their senses and sensory processing. This means they often use certain behaviors to block out their emotions or response to pain.

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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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Living with an Aspergers Spouse/Partner

Research reveals that the divorce rate for people with Aspergers is around 80%. Why so high!? The answer may be found in how the symptoms of Aspergers affect intimate relationships. People with Aspergers often find it difficult to understand others and express themselves. They may seem to lose interest in people over time, appear aloof, and are often mistaken as self-centered, vain individuals.

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Online Parent Coaching for Parents of Asperger's Children

If you’re the parent of a child with Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism, you know it can be a struggle from time to time. Your child may be experiencing: obsessive routines; problems coping in social situations; intense tantrums and meltdowns; over-sensitivity to sounds, tastes, smells and sights; preoccupation with one subject of interest; and being overwhelmed by even the smallest of changes. The hardest part is you feel like you’ll never actually get to know your child and how he/she views the world.

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