The obsessive routines. The preoccupation with one subject of interest (to the exclusion of most everything else). The problems they face understanding different social situations. The oversensitivity to sounds, tastes, smells and sights. Their feelings of being overwhelmed by even the smallest of changes…
Then there are the pressures YOU face: the inability to communicate with your child, the awkwardness you feel in social situations, the pressure it puts on your relationships with your partner and other children, and the desperate desire to try anything – in amongst a sea of physical and emotional exhaustion - to ensure your child is able to enjoy the best that life can offer – even if it’s on their terms.
It can be VERY frustrating having a child with Aspergers. The hardest part is you feel like you’ll never actually get to know your child and how they see the world in the same way other parents do. But how can you do that?
As a quick test, please ask yourself the following questions (and answer them honestly)
|1.||Do you ever feel tired, frustrated or overwhelmed as the parent of a child with Aspergers?|
|2.||Do you feel as if you’re on a constant 24-hours-a-day knife’s edge, waiting for the next ‘crisis’ to explode?|
|3.||Have you ever been so angry at your child that, even for a split second you|
actually HATED them?
|4.||Has your child ever done anything so strange or dangerous that you’ve been FRIGHTENED of what they may be capable of?|
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, and you’re looking for answers to your Aspergers questions, then this could be the most important letter you ever read…