How To Discipline Rebellious Aspergers Teenagers

Disciplining a teenager with Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism (HFA) is likely to bring out the best and the worst in a parent. Moms and dads try to help their “special needs” teenager make up for what's missing by increasing their love and attention, but he or she often triggers special frustrations in parents.

Most teens go through predictable stages of development in adolescence. You know about when to expect what behavior and how long it will last. Knowing you don't have to weather this “difficult behavior” indefinitely helps you cope. But with many teens on the autism spectrum, stages seem to go on forever, as do the frustrations in both the teenager and the parent.

==> Here are some important tips for disciplining the special needs teen...


  1. Do you have any samples of appropriate consequences for negative favor and rewards for positive behavior? We have been struggling with effective ways to change behavior. Any input would be great!

  2. Thank you for the insight to the years that are to come for us. Our son is HFA and 9 but has the anger of a full grown teen. We us a lot of the strategies you wrote about and will add the others as needed.


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