Thank you Lara, I am the mother of a 18 year old son with AS. It is very helpful for me to hear what AS is like for you. My son, Mark has difficulty expressing his feelings. I try very hard to be patient with him and very supportive. I realize how difficult his days can be in High School. It is important for me and others to remember how difficult communicating is for persons with AS. Thanks again for your touching insights!!
Thank you so much for your thoughts Lara!I am a mother with bipolar sisorder and trying to understand my child with AS is challenging.Take Care,butterfly girl
Lara, Thank you so much for your post. I sometimes just do not understand what I have done or said to upset my 13 year old son. It really does help to hear the other side. I hate hurting his feelings, I am actually crying right now thinking of it. I try very hard, I think, but sometimes I simply miss the mark completely!!!! Anyway, thank you so very much for giving me a little bit of insight into how my words and actions may be received by him... I will remember this for a long time. You really changed my thinking... You are very brave to share this with others, my son wouldn't at this point.
Thank you, Lara, for your post. My son will be 18 and thinks it will be his magical age. As a parent my heart breaks for him because I know he'll wake up and still have the same problems as every day before. Your post gives me insight into what he's thinking when he does act so rudely or is having a meltdown and no amount of love I try to convey to him matters. It actually sets him off. So, another lesson learned! It all makes sense now, because he is reliving every single criticism at that time. Keep posting and I'll keep reading. Don't forget, you're never given more than you can handle and I truly believe you're of a higher spirit put here to teach lessons to us more lowly spirits! I know we're slow learners, but keep teaching us!!
I am 53 with AS. Learned I had it relatively recently and am still trying to understand and cope. Your posting, Lara, helps me fill in another part of the puzzle. People without AS do no understand us and most never will but we can share with ourselves so we can understand AS better.