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8YO SENSITIVE CHILD

19/11/2010 - 11:20

So timely Sarah!

Have read all the comments and Carol, you just pointed out something so bloody obvious to me, time out in a bedroom which has a plethora of cool things to play with is hardly punishment. I'm going to start using the middle connecting room of doom which has 4 bare walls and a view to the outside world where he can see what he is missing out on. (Talking about my 3 year old here)

My 8yo, who has Aspergers, is the most sensitive soul on earth. He loses it when his brother and sister get into trouble, let alone himself.

He is never really getting into trouble for being naughty, but more because his fixations take over sometimes. And he cannot be swayed, even when they are for his own good. For example, he hates wearing buttons and even though its getting into Summer, he won't take his jumper off at school (one and only shirt he wears with buttons) because he fears he will choke on the buttons. That took about a year of coaxing to figure out what is aversion to them are. But when we have to put the heavy word on him to remove the jumper or he'll boil, getting cross doesn't work. It's all about finding the magic negotiation with him. One he can deal with.

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Dump and Run

31/10/2010 - 19:29

I've never left the two boys at parties but have started to leave 11yo at her parties, probably as of 10?

Without fail my 8yo will be the one that falls off the swing and breaks an arm or skin his knee and have an apocalyptic styled melt down, so best I stay. I was at a party today (Halloween- far out, any excuse for a party) and I saw a Mum drop the kid off, didn't even get out of the car, just watched as she walked up to the door. The girl is in grade two. Man.

Your sons sound so lovely and I love the fact that a friend is a friend.

Sam has some great friends like that too. Having ASD he has some, shall we say, quirks but the real friends, the ones their parents should be proud of, take him for him, warts and all.

xx

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What an amazing little lady

20/09/2010 - 14:31

Thanks Carol for sharing. I've been following from afar and am so glad you got to deliver the kiss in person.

Your son sounds divine. What an amazing heart he possess's.

So sad you had to connect is such terrible circumstances and although I'm not a prayer, I might have to give it a go for Dainere

Bern x

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Total fence sitter. Haven't

08/09/2010 - 16:11

Total fence sitter. Haven't started pocket money yet and am a bit hopeless at making them do chores religiously. 8yo did get homework the other night which required him to do a chore. Thanks Mrs Nicholls:)

Think though I will pay a set amount per week, yet for that they will have a list of things that must be done or they won't get the money. Is that just paying them for doing chores? I am such a bloody fence sitter. :)

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BEST FORM OF TORTURE

24/08/2010 - 09:45

Hi Sophie,

Loved this, especially the kids in the backseat helping you out when the cops came. Aren't they wonderful like that?

Like Carol, haven't done any air travel with the three kids but there was a time, when we only had my daughter, then just under 2 and we were meant to be going to the States for my brothers wedding. Friends suggested Phenergan for the flight, to *ahem* help with the sleeping part. Having never used it, we got a chance to trial it beforehand due to an allergic reaction to a vaccination.

Um, thank God we did, because it had the opposite effect on her. She was bouncing off the walls until 11pm that night.

As fate would have it, we never got to go as I fell pregnant with number 2, due the week before his wedding. I think I dodged a bullet to be honest.

Your kids wrestling with rock stars does sound like the coolest thing I've ever heard of though. :)

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