Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Look Me In The Eye-Updated
I just checked out this book and I'm looking forward to reading it. When I read more I will post about it here. I need to spend more time trying to understand Aspergers. I know a lot about Aspergers but I really need to find out how to help my son directly. Taking action and finding what will work for him. I know I can't expect him to be like his siblings. The balance for me is how not to treat him TOO differently. I hated hearing him call himself a freak because of other kids at school. Now that he is home with me I can control the environment more. I feel like I am rebuilding his self esteem again.
UPDATE: The more I read into this book I have began to understand my son. There is a broad spectrum with Aspergers and even though everything doesn't apply to my son, I recognize a lot of things. I included the link because this book will captivate you as you read it. What John went through as a child and his parents not understanding his behavior.